Lincoln Reaches 50 for the First Time Since December 1

The high temperature in Lincoln on Thursday March 4th reached 50 degrees.  This was the first time since December 1, 2009 that the mercury has climbed to at least 50 degrees in the capital city (the high on that day was 59).  The 92 days below 50 was the 4th longest stretch of highs below that level on record.  The longest stretch was 108 days ending on 3/1/1979.

In Omaha the streak of highs below 50 continued through March 4th at 93 days.  The last time Omaha hit 50 was also on December 1, 2009 (with a high of 57).  As of March 4th this put the streak of highs below 50 in 8th place, still a ways to go to catch the record of 122 days which ended on 3/17/1872.  However, currently highs are forecast to remain below 50 in Omaha at least through next Thursday, which would extend the streak to 100 days, lifting it up into a tie for 5th place. 


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