Fun Climate Facts for Lincoln

We’re often asked questions such as "When was the last time?" or "Was that a record, or the highest or lowest?"  Here are some interesting weather statisics for Lincoln.  Records date back to 1887 and temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit.

Temperatures

 

Hottest                        115   July 25, 1936

Coldest                       -33    January 12, 1974

Highest Minimum          91    July 25, 1936

Coldest Maximum        -16    January 14, 1888

Warmest Month           87.9   July 1936

Coldest Month              7.2    January 1979

(December 1983 was the 3rd coldest at 8.3)

 

Consecutive days with the maximum temperature 32 degrees or colder   46  

January  7, 1978 through February 22, 1978

 

Consecutive days of minimum temperatures of 0 or colder  29  January 22 through February 19, 1936

 

Consecutive hours 0 or colder   188  from 5pm 12/12/1983 through 1pm 12/25/1983

 

Earliest first freeze   September 11, 1940

 

Latest first freeze     November 7, 1956     (Average October 5)

 

Earliest last freeze     March 27, 1925

 

Latest last freeze       May 29, 1947             (Average April 27)

 

Latest high of 100 in a season      September 28, 1953 (102)

 

Earliest high of 100 in a season    May 24, 1967  (103)

 

Earliest low of 0 or colder in a season   November 4, 1991

Latest low of 0 or colder in a season     The 1930-1931 winter season had no lows of zero or below. 

 

Precipitation  (amounts in inches)

Heaviest 24 hour rainfall   8.38   August 28-29, 1910

Most rain in a month  13.98   August 1910

Driest month     Trace    held by several fall/winter months

Wettest year    45.15     1965           (normal is 28.37)

Driest year       14.09    1936

(Totals include rain and liquid equivalent or melted snow/sleet/freezing rain)

Snowiest season (Jul through Jun)   59.4    1914-1915        (normal is 27.5)

Least snowiest season                      7.2     1967-1968

Snowiest Month                             26.1      February 1965

Heaviest snow in a 24 hour period    19  February 11, 1965



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