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Nebraska's Degree Days

Winter 2008/2009

October 2008 started the winter heating season with normal weather for the month of October.  November had weather that was nine percent warmer than normal.  December had weather that was 12 percent colder than normal.  The months of January and February had weather that was an estimated six percent and nine percent, respectively, warmer than normal.  March weather was five percent colder than normal for the month of March.

The traditional heating season for natural gas is November through March.  Normally, Nebraska has 5255 heating degree days.  During the 2008/2009 winter season, Nebraska had 5203 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was one percent warmer than normal, or you could just say near normal.

The traditional heating season for heating oil and propane is October through March.  Normally, Nebraska has 5667 heating degree days.  During the 2008/2009 winter season, Nebraska had 5614 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 0.9 percent warmer than normal, or again you could just say near normal.