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Nebraska's Degree Days

Winter 2012/2013

October 2012 started the winter heating season with 20 percent cooler than normal weather, November had 11 percent warmer than normal weather, and December had 5 percent warmer than normal weather. The year 2013 started with 2 percent warmer than normal weather during January, had 1 percent warmer than normal weather during February, and the weather in March was 17 percent cooler than normal.

The traditional heating season for natural gas is November through March.  Normally, Nebraska has 5114 heating degree days from November through March.  During the 2012/2013 winter season, Nebraska had 5063 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 1 percent warmer than normal or relatively a normal winter.

The traditional heating season for heating oil and propane is October through March.  Normally, Nebraska has 5520 heating degree days from October through March.  During the 2012/2013 winter season, Nebraska had 5549 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 0.5 percent cooler than normal or relatively a normal winter.