Lincoln's Hot Weather Climatology 1887 - 2022

LINKS to additional Lincoln, NE, Data not at this page:
Frequency of daily highs 90°F or Higher
Monthly and annual days with temperatures 90°F or higher
Monthly and annual days with temperatures 100°F or higher
Longest Streaks of 90°F or higher temperatures
Months & Years with the most number of days 90°F or higher
Date of the hottest day each year
Dates of first 100°F or higher
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hotThe hottest day ever recorded in Lincoln, NE:
July 25, 1936

High: 115°F Low: 91°F
Average temperature for the day = 103°F !


State Capitol Lawn during the heat wave
 With an overnight low of only 91°F after a daytime high of 115°F, residents of Lincoln
spent the 
night on the capitol lawn to escape the heat inside their homes and apartments.
(Photo courtesy:  Nebraska Historical Society)

Days with daily high temperatures  90°F or higher, Year 2022

April 12: 91°F June 17: 90°F July 10: 93°F July 24: 90°F Aug 9: 92°F
May 9: 92°F June 18: 94°F July 13: 91°F July 27: 91°F Aug 10: 96°F
May 11: 93°F June 19: 94°F July 14: 93°F July 31: 94°F Aug 11: 96°F
May 12: 95°F June 20: 95°F July 15: 96°F Aug 1: 99°F Aug 12: 96°F
May 19: 93°F June 21: 90°F July 18: 91°F Aug 2: 100°F Aug 13: 92°F
May 29: 90°F June 28: 90°F July 19: 95°F Aug 3: 97°F Aug 14: 90°F
June 11: 91°F June 29: 95°F July 20: 93°F Aug 4: 94°F
June 12: 91°F June 30: 95°F July 21: 95°F Aug 5: 99°F
June 13: 103°F July 4: 98°F July 22: 98°F Aug 6: 101°F
June 14: 94°F July 5: 99°F July 23: 102°F Aug 7: 97°F


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The total number of days with the temperature
90°F or higher for Lincoln, NE (as of August 13, 2022)
2021, recent years, and 1936 and 1934 (the two worst years in the data archive) and Normals.
2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
2017
2012
1936
1934
NORMALS*
MARCH
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.1 days
APRIL
1
1
0
0.4 days
MAY 
5
0
1
13 
2.0 days
JUNE
12
16
18
16 
12 
13 
17 
17 
8.7 days
JULY
15 13
12 15 
11 
14
26 
29 
28 
14.0 days
AUGUST
13 19
11
12 
15 
23 
19 
11.0 days
SEPTEMBER
10 5 10 
8
11 
5.0 days
OCTOBER
0
0
1
0
0.5 days
TOTAL
46
59
47
38 
55
37 
72
82 
79 
41.8 days

NORMALS* (standard 1991-2020, 30-year normals)



The 13 hottest days ever recorded
in Lincoln, NE (All 110°F or higher). 
DATE
HIGH TEMPERATURE
July 25, 1936
115°F
July 25, 1940
113°F
July 17, 1936
112°F
July 15, 1934
112°F
July 24, 1940
111°F
July 12, 1939
111°F
July 24, 1936
111°F
July 19, 1934
111°F
August 18, 1936
110°F
July  4,  1936
110°F
July 20, 1934
110°F
August  8, 1934
110°F
July  5,  1911
110°F

Highest Temperature (°F) Each Year in Lincoln, Nebraska
Years 1887-2022
LINK:  Hottest Day Each Year 1887-2022

Highest Temperature (°F) Each Month in Lincoln, Nebraska
Years 1887-2022 
LINK: Warmest Temperature Each Month 1887-2022

NOTE:  All data on this page are from the National Weather Service and HPRCC data archives.