As if the snow depth records weren't enough, the number of days 40 degrees or warmer this winter, often defined meteorologically as the months of December, January and February, will likely be a record low number at Omaha, Norfolk and Lincoln.
In Omaha, through February 21, there have only been 4 days where the thermometer has hit 40 degrees or higher since December 1st, the previous low total was during the 1978-79 winter with 8 days.
In Lincoln, through February 21, only 5 days reached 40 or better, easily distancing the record low number of 14 days also during the 1978-79 winter.
And in Norfolk so far only 3 days have reached or exceeded 40 degree this winter. The previous record was also set in the 1978-79 winter with 5 days.
Lincoln will set a record regardless of what happens the rest of the month and although there is nearly a week left in the month, based on the current forecast, Norfolk and Omaha should as well.