Omaha saw some excessively rainy months, somewhat dry months, some very snowy months, some very cold months, and some nice warm months these past 11 months. They are heading towards below normal temperatures for this February and around 8.1 inches of snow for the month.
January 2010 started off cold with 6 days in that month having temperatures 20 degrees or more below normal, yes below normal! It also snowed 10.4 inches that month. Moving into February it was much colder than usual with the average monthly temperature being 7.3 degrees below normal. For only the second time on record did they not see any days with a high temperature of 40 degrees or more. Interestingly though, it was only the 26th coldest February on record. By March Omaha received 47.6 inches of snow making it the 12th snowiest winter on record. I didn’t realize that their annual average snow total is only around 30 inches. I thought it was higher, by at least foot or two. March ended on a nice warm note reaching 80°F. The warmth continued into April with 15 days seeing temperatures 5 or more degrees above normal. May was fairly typical temperature wise but it was a bit on the dry side. June more than made up for that lack of rainfall with Omaha seeing a whopping 9.25 inches of rain for the month, over 5.3 inches above normal. Though that amount of rain only made it the 7th wettest June’s on record. The above normal rainfall continued into July but thankfully it only saw 6.32 inches of rain (2.46 inches above normal) and 2.74 inches of it fell on Independence Day. If you thought the heavy rain was over it continued into August with August seeing 4.83 inches of rain (1.62 inches above normal). August was also very warm with only five days in the entire month seeing temperatures below normal; every other day saw temperatures above normal. June-August ended up being the 5th wettest June-August period on record. September was fairly normal but it warmed up again for October with only 6 days that month seeing temperatures below normal. November and December weren’t too far from normal with 8.2 inches of snow falling during those two months. January 2011 saw 13.9 inches of snow over double the normal snowfall for the month.
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