Tuesday, October 2, 2012

September 2012 Lincoln, NE, Climate Summary

September 2012 Climate Summary Lincoln, NE

The Red Line is the normal high and the Blue Line is the normal low.
The top of each vertical bar is the high for the day and the bottom of each vertical bar is the low for the day. All data in this graph are from the National Weather Service and HPRCC data archives.

There are 126 years of data (1887-2012) for Lincoln, NE

September 2012 Statistics:

Total precipitation = 1.73 inches; 1.29 inches BELOW normal
Wettest September = 8.32 inches in 1914
Driest September = Trace (observed precipitation but not enough to measure) in 1894

Average temperature = 64.6 F; 1.4 F BELOW normal 

One record high = 102 F on September 4; old record was 101 F set in 1954 and 1913
Warmest temperature for the month = 102 F
Coldest temperature for the month = 32 F*
Number of days with the temperature 90 F or higher = 7 days

This was the 2nd month in a row with below normal tempertures.  Prior to August, Lincoln had 10 months in a row of above normal temperatures.

*  The first freeze date of September 23 was the earliest since 1999. It was also the 7th earliest on record and 12 days earlier than the normal date.

Year to Date (January 1-September 30, 2012) Statistics:

Average temperature = 59.8 F Warmest Year on record (for Jan. 1-Sept. 30 time period)+
Total number of days with the temperature 90 F or higher = 72 days (3rd greatest on record)
Total precipitation = 15.57 inches; 9.03 inches BELOW normal, (9th driest on record).

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