Cold 4th of July

July 4th, 2009, was the coldest on record at Norfolk, the second coldest on record at Omaha, and the fourth coldest on record at Lincoln.

The high temperature today at Norfolk was 69 degres, which is the coldest high temperature on record for July 4.  The previous record of 70 degrees was set in 1915 and tied in 1972.

The high temperature today at Omaha was 70 degrees, which is the second coldest high temperature on record for July 4 and the coldest reading since 1997.  The record of 67 degrees was set in 1915.  The previous second coldest reading of 73 degrees was reached in 1872, 1891, 1972, and 1997.

The high temperature today at Lincoln was 74 degrees, which ties for the fourth coldest high temperature on record for July 4, a reading also reached in 1967.  This is also the coldest reading since 1997, when the temperature reached 73 degrees.  The record of 70 degrees was set in 1915.

Temperatures could fluctuate somewhat before midnight, and although it is likely that high temperatures from July 4th have been reached, an update will be issued if those readings change.

 

Top 5 coldest readings for July 4:

Norfolk
1. 69...2009*
2. 70...1972 1915
4. 73...1997 1951
6. 74...1931
7. 75...1995 1970 1967 1896

Omaha
1. 67...1915
2. 70...2009*
3. 73...1997 1972 1891 1872
7. 74...1951
8. 75...1896 1875

Lincoln
1. 70...1915
2. 72...1972
3. 73...1997
4. 74...2009* 1967
6. 75...1903



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