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Nebraska's Degree Days

Winter 2005/2006

During the winter of 2005/2006, the weather was normal winter weather during three months and warmer than normal during three months. December 2005, February 2006, and March 2006 had normal winter weather while January 2006 was 33 percent warmer than normal, November 2005 was 18 percent warmer than normal, and October 2005 was 14 percent warmer than normal.

The traditional heating season for natural gas is November through March.  Normally, Nebraska has 5255 heating degree days.  During the 2005/2006 winter season, Nebraska had 4698 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 11 percent warmer than normal.

The traditional heating season for heating oil and propane is October through March.  Normally, Nebraska has 5667 heating degree days.  During the 2005/2006 winter season, Nebraska had 5054 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 11 percent warmer than normal.