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Nebraska's Degree Days

Winter 2009/2010

October 2009 started the winter heating season with 57 percent cooler than normal weather for the month of October.  Then November turned around and had weather that was 24 percent warmer than normal.  December had weather that was 17 percent cooler than normal.  The months of January and February had weather that was an estimated 3 percent and 15 percent, respectively, cooler than normal.  March weather was an estimated 3 percent warmer 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 from November through March.  During the 2009/2010 winter season, Nebraska had 5433 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 3 percent cooler than normal.

The traditional heating season for heating oil and propane is October through March.  Normally, Nebraska has 5667 heating degree days from October through March.  During the 2009/2010 winter season, Nebraska had 6080 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 7 percent cooler than normal.