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Nebraska's Degree Days

Winter 2013/2014

Throughout winter 2013/2014, the weather was cooler than normal. October 2013 started the winter heating season with 6 percent cooler than normal weather, November had 4 percent cooler than normal weather, and December had 9 percent cooler than normal weather. The year 2014 continued likewise with 3 percent cooler than normal weather during January, had 19 percent cooler than normal weather during February, and the weather in March was 13 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 2013/2014 winter season, Nebraska had 5588 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 9 percent cooler than normal.

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 2013/2014 winter season, Nebraska had 6070 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 9 percent cooler than normal.