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Nebraska's Degree Days

Winter 2006/2007

During the winter of 2006/2007, the weather was warmer-than-normal winter weather during three months and colder than normal during three months.  October 2006 was 17 percent colder than normal, January 2007 was two percent colder than normal, and February 2007 was 15 percent colder than normal while November 2006 was 8 percent warmer than normal, December 2006 was 12 percent warmer than normal, and March 2007 was 26 percent warmer than normal.

The traditional heating season for natural gas is November through March.  Normally, Nebraska has 5255 heating degree days.  During the 2006/2007 winter season, Nebraska had 5009 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was five 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 2006/2007 winter season, Nebraska had 5491 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was three percent warmer than normal.