Tuesday, September 3, 2013

August 2013, Lincoln, NE, Climate Summary

Headline:  August 2013 was warmer and drier than normal for Lincoln, NE.

August 2013 had slightly above normal temperatures and was the first month with above normal temperatures since February 2013.  August 2013 was the third month in a row with below normal precipitation.  The most dramatic feature of the month was the sudden change from cooler than normal temperatures to well above normal temperatures mid month.

The following graph shows the Lincoln, NE, August 2013 daily high and low temperatures compared to normal daily highs and lows.  NOTE:  August 2013 statistics are located below the graph.

Here are the Lincoln, NE, summary statistics for August2013.

August 2013 Temperature Statistics:
Average High Temperature 86.9 F (0.1 degrees ABOVE Normal)
Average Low Temperature 65.3 F (1.5 degrees
ABOVE Normal)
Mean Temperature 76.1 F (0.8 degrees
ABOVE Normal)
Note: Mean temperature = the average of all the highs and lows
Number of days ABOVE Normal = 14
Number of Days BELOW Normal = 16
Number of Days exactly Normal = 1

Number of Days 90F or higher = 11 days (1 days less than normal)
Number of Days 90F or higher January 1-August 31, 2013 =32 days (5 days less than normal)
Highest temperature 100 F on August 30 (hottest day of the year along with the 100 F on May 14)
Lowest temperature 52 F on August 18

Record warm low temperature of 75F on August 24, 2013.
This is the warmest overnight low temperature for the date since records began back in 1887.


August 2013 Precipitation Statistics:
Total precipitation 1.11 inches (2.38 inches BELOW Normal)
Heaviest precipitation 0.69 inches on August 1

Normal January 1 - August 31 precipitation = 21.56 inches
Total precipitation January 1-August 31, 2013 = 20.45 inches
January 1 - August 31 precipitation deficit = 1.11 inches



 LINKS:
July 2013 Lincoln, NE, Climate Data

Lincoln's Heat Wave Data

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