Coldest Start to October on Record

The first two weeks of October were the coldest on record across the area, blowing by previous records by several degrees!  Below are the top 5 coldest October 1-14 periods at Omaha, Lincoln, and Norfolk:

 

 

Omaha

Lincoln

Norfolk

Rank

Avg Temp

Year

Avg Temp

Year

Avg Temp

Year

1

45.5

2009

45.1

2009

42.0

2009

2

48.8

1876

49.4

1977

44.6

1925

3

49.8

1977

49.7

1925

47.7

1959

4

49.9

1925

50.3

1952

48.4

1985

5

50.5

1952

50.7

1891

48.8

1935

1971-2000 Normal

57.1

 

57.5

 

55.1

 

Departure

-11.6

 

-12.4

 

-13.1

 

 

 

Daily average temperatures have been as much as 20 or more degrees below normal, especially during the snowy weekend of October 10-11.  But take heart!  At all sites, only one of those years (1925) went on to stay in the top 10 for coldest Octobers.



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