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Nebraska's Degree Days

Winter 2011/2012

Throughout winter 2011/2012 the weather was warmer than normal. October 2011 started the winter heating season with 13 percent warmer than normal weather, November had 7 percent warmer than normal weather, and December had 3 percent warmer than normal weather. The year 2012 continued likewise with 19 percent warmer than normal weather during January, had 2 percent warmer than normal weather during February, and the weather in March was phenomenal in that it was 48 percent warmer 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 2011/2012 winter season, Nebraska had 4490 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 14 percent warmer 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 2011/2012 winter season, Nebraska had 4850 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 14 percent warmer than normal.