The hot streak will continue for one more day to close out the month of August.
Hot temperatures have been infrequent so far in the summer of 2013. Before August 23, Omaha had seen just 20 days reach 90 degrees or warmer; now, as of August 30, Omaha has had 28 days (average is 32). Lincoln had reached 31 days of temperatures 90 degrees or warmer as of August 29 (average is 42), and Norfolk had seen 27 days reach 90 degrees or warmer (average is 35).
Consecutive hot days also have been rare so far this year. This summer, Omaha’s longest streak of days reaching 90 degrees or warmer before August 23 was 5 days, on July 16-20 -- the streak as of August 30 was 8 days long and expected to continue through August 31. Lincoln’s longest streak of 8 days, on July 15-22, was matched as of August 30 and also is expected to continue through August 31. Norfolk’s longest streak of just 4 days, on July 6-9, was easily surpassed -- the streak as of August 30 was 7 days long and expected to continue through August 31.
Here are some heat safety tips:
Temperatures continue to be hot, and a couple of records have been tied in the area.