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Nebraska's Degree Days

Winter 2007/2008

During the winter of 2007/2008, the weather was warmer-than-normal winter weather during two months and colder than normal during four months.  October 2007 was 25 percent warmer than normal and November 2007 was 11 percent warmer than normal while December 2007 was 10 percent colder than normal, January 2008 was four percent colder than normal, February 2008 was 12 percent colder, and March 2008 was five percent colder than normal.

The traditional heating season for natural gas is November through March.  Normally, Nebraska has 5255 heating degree days.  During the 2007/2008 winter season, Nebraska had 5497 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was five percent colder than normal.

The traditional heating season for heating oil and propane is October through March.  Normally, Nebraska has 5667 heating degree days.  During the 2007/2008 winter season, Nebraska had 5807 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was three percent colder than normal.