First 10 Days of 2010 Among the Coldest

So far this season, Omaha Eppley has reported 36.2 inches of snow, which is 25 inches above normal!  This snow cover and the persistent cold weather pattern has contributed to temperatures being quite cold.

The latest statistics for Omaha shows that the first 10 days of January this year were the 3rd coldest on record, and it was also the 3rd coldest on record in Norfolk. The period was the 4th coldest on record in Lincoln.

The most snow reported in a season at Omaha Eppley with records starting in 1948 was 57.8 inches in 1974-1975.
Omaha Eppley seasonal normal for snow from 1971-2000 is 27.1 inches.

Snowfall data for other sites this season through January 10th:

Valley:  44.4 inches

Lincoln:  32.4 inches (21.4 inches above normal through 1/10- Most snow in a season using
Lincoln area data since 1948 - 54.3 inches 1959-1960)

Norfolk:  43 inches (29.4 inches above normal through 1/10 - Most snow in a season using
Norfolk area data since 1893 - 86.1 inches 1983-1984)


Temperature Data for the First 10 Days of January:

Omaha Area Coldest Average Temperatures, 1/1 - 1/10
Years of Records: 1871-2010

Rank  Value  Ending Date
  1    -4.8    1/10/1887
  2     0.3    1/10/1912
  3     0.9    1/10/2010,  1/10/1974
  5     1.2    1/10/1884
  6     2.5    1/10/1942
  7     3.1    1/10/1979
  8     3.3    1/10/1879
  9     5.5    1/10/1982
 10     5.9    1/10/1875


Lincoln Area Coldest Average Temperatures, 1/1 - 1/10
Years of Records: 1887-2010

Rank  Value  Ending Date
  1    -5.3    1/10/1974
  2    -3.0    1/10/1887
  3     0.3    1/10/1912
  4     2.3    1/10/2010
  5     2.4    1/10/1942
  6     2.6    1/10/1979
  7     5.4    1/10/1940
  8     6.3    1/10/1982
  9     7.8    1/10/1973,  1/10/1888


Norfolk Area Coldest Average Temperatures, 1/1 - 1/10
Years of Records: 1893-2010

Rank  Value  Ending Date
  1    -5.8    1/10/1912
  2    -2.5    1/10/1974
  3     0.6    1/10/2010
  4     1.1    1/10/1979
  5     2.3    1/10/1988
  6     3.5    1/10/1982
  7     4.2    1/10/1937
  8     4.4    1/10/1968
  9     4.5    1/10/1970
 10     5.2    1/10/1973



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