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Nebraska's Degree Days

Winter 2010/2011

October 2010 started the winter heating season with 22 percent warmer than normal weather for the month of October.  Then November had weather that was 5 percent warmer than normal.  December's weather was relatively normal winter weather.  The months of January, February, and March had weather that was an estimated 9 percent, 10 percent, and 5 percent, respectively, colder than normal.

The traditional heating season for natural gas is November through March.  Normally, Nebraska has 5255 heating degree days from November through March.  During the 2010/2011 winter season, Nebraska had 5503 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 5 percent colder 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 2010/2011 winter season, Nebraska had 5824 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 3 percent colder than normal.