Thursday, May 8, 2014

Record Summer Heat in early May

Headline:  May 7, 2014 Was  Record Breaker in Lincoln, NE

The high temperature in Lincoln of 98F on May 7, 2014 was a record high for the date.
The old record was 96F set in 1934.
There are 128 years of data in the data archive.
The 98F was also the hottest for so early in the season.

The following map shows the observed high temperatures on May 7, 2014.
Note that southeastern Nebraska was hotter than the desert southwest cities of Phoenix and Tucson.

More text and analysis are located below the temperature map >>>>>>>>>>>>



The state highest temperature on May 7, 2014 was 99F set in  Tekama, Nebraska (southeastern Nebraska).
Omaha's high temperature of 96F was also a record for the date.  Their old record was 95F set in 1966

This was the first observed temperature of 90F or higher for the year in Lincoln Nebraska and it was 10 days earlier than the average..

Climatology of first 90F or higher for Lincoln, NE
Earliest: March 22
Latest:  June 29
Average:  May 17

The following graph shows the day of the year of the occurrence of the first 90F or higher temperature in Lincoln for the 128 year period 1887-2014



The following graph shows the day of the year of the occurrence of the first 90F or higher temperature in Lincoln for the 128 year period 1887-2014 AND it has a trend line (in red) for the last 40 years.
(1974-2014).  Although there is year to year variability there is a downward trend (earlier in the year) in the date of first 90F or higher for Lincoln.  The trend line shows a trend of 40 days earlier for the first 90F or higher (Day 153 to Day 113) in Lincoln, NE




Related Links:

Lincoln Weather and Climate
Lincoln Weather Records
Lincoln First 90F or Higher Climatology





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