Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day is a Federal holiday and traditionally observed the last Monday of May.  It is the day to honor and remember those that have died in service to our nation.  Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5th,1868 by Major General John A. Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic and first observed May 30th, 1868. Congress made Memorial day into a three-day weekend with the National Holiday Act of 1971 and the official May 30th date was changed to the last Monday in May.  In addition to remembrance, Memorial Day is also the unofficial beginning of the swim and vacation season; a time for picnics, parades, family gatherings, and camping.

 

Memorial Day Weekend Climate Information

OMAHA 

 

Memorial Day in Omaha, NE  (1871-2013)

 Records

  Memorial Day (May 30 prior to 1971/then varies)

 Means 

 

 Warmest High Temperature

103 F  

May 30, 1934

 Maximum Temperature

 77.5 F

 Coldest High Temperature

 53 F

 May 25, 1992

Minimum Temperature 

 57.3 F

 Warmest Low Temperature

78 F

 May 30, 1934

 Average Temperature

 67.4 F

 Coldest Low Temperature

 41 F

 May 25, 1992

 Daily Precipitation

 0.15”

 Wettest

3.31"

May 30, 1961

 

 

* Using available climate records

 Historical Weather in Omaha 

 Year May Max Min Precip
2013 27 77 60 0.88
2012 28 81 58 0.11
2011 30 89 65 0.39
2010 31 82 52 0.00
2009 25 82 64 0.00
2008 26 75 59 0.02
2007 28 79 63 T
2006  29  84  72  0.16
2005  30 71 43  0.00
2004  31  76 55  T
2003  26  77 47  0.00
2002  27  83 55  0.00
2001  28  77 56  0.00
2000  29  92 58  0.08
1999  31  68 58  T
1998  25 67 55  0.00
1997  26 59 48 0.24

LINCOLN

 

Memorial Day in Lincoln, NE  (1887-2013)

 Records

   Memorial Day (May 30 prior to 1971/then varies)

 Means for May 30th

 

 Warmest High Temperature

104 F

May 30, 1934 

 Maximum Temperature

 77.9 F

 Coldest High Temperature

 57 F

 May 30, 1907

Minimum Temperature 

 55.8 F

 Warmest Low Temperature

73 F 

 May 30, 1934

 Average Temperature

 66.9 F

 Coldest Low Temperature

 40 F

 May 30, 1947

 Daily Precipitation

 0.13”

 Wettest

1.13" 

May 30, 1947(1930/1897)

 

 

* Using available climate records

 Historical Weather in Lincoln 

 Year May Max Min Precip
2013 27 80 59 3.32
2012 28 82 57 0.30
2011 30 88 63 0.41
2010 31 83 47 0.00
2009 25 84 62 0.00
2008 26 74 59 0.04
2007 28 79 61 0.03
2006 29  87 70 T
2005 30 72 42  0.00
2004 31 78 56 0.03
2003 26 77 46  0.00
2002 27 81 54  0.00
2001 28 82 48  0.00
2000 29 97 62 T
1999 31 68 58 0.01
1998 25 66 50  0.00
1997 26 60 49 0.32

NORFOLK

 

Memorial Day in Norfolk, NE  (1888-2013)

 Records

   Memorial Day (May 30 prior to 1971/then varies)

Means

 

 Warmest High Temperature

105 F  

1934 

 Maximum Temperature

76.9 F

 Coldest High Temperature

52

1967

Minimum Temperature 

52.7F

 Warmest Low Temperature

67

May 30, 1988

 Average Temperature

64.8 F

 Coldest Low Temperature

35

1947

 Daily Precipitation

0.17"

 Wettest

1.96

1961

 

 

* Using available climate records

 Historical Weather in Norfolk 

 Year May Max Min Precip
2013 27 75 58 0.18
2012 28 76 54 0.00
2011 30 69 38 0.00
2010 31 79 43 0.00
2009 25 84 63 0.00
2008 26 67 56 0.01
2007 28 79 62 0.00
2006 29 86 65  0.00
2005 30 70 43 0.26
2004 31 74 53 T
2003 26 76 46  0.00
2002 27 82 47 0.02
2001 28 79 49 0.32
2000 29 90 58 0.32
1999 31 63 54 0.87
1998 25 63 48 T
1997 26 55 46 0.56

National Weather Service - Omaha/Valley

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