Lincoln's Hot Weather Climatology 1887 - 2024

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 with temperatures 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 2024

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The total number of days with the temperature
90°F or higher for Lincoln, NE
2024, recent years, and 1936 and 1934 (the two worst years in the data archive) and Normals.
2024 2023 2022 2021
1936
1934
NORMALS*
MARCH
0
0
0
0
0
0.1 days
APRIL
0
0
1
1
0.4 days
MAY 
0
4
5
0
13 
2.0 days
JUNE
2
16
12
16
17 
17 
8.7 days
JULY
9
15 13
29 
28 
14.0 days
AUGUST
11
22 19
23 
19 
11.0 days
SEPTEMBER
9
12 10
11 
5.0 days
OCTOBER
2
0 0
0
0.5 days
TOTAL
2
51
67
59
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 1887-2023
LINK:  Hottest Day Each Year 1887-2023

Highest Temperature (°F) Each Month in Lincoln, Nebraska
Years 1887-2023 
LINK: Warmest Temperature Each Month 1887-2024

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