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Nebraska's Degree Days

Winter 2014/2015

October 2014 started the winter heating season with 15 percent warmer than normal weather, November had 19 percent cooler than normal weather, and December had 9 percent warmer than normal weather. The year 2015 had 6 percent cooler than normal weather during January, had 15 percent cooler than normal weather during February, and the weather in March was 14 percent warmer 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 2014/2015 winter season, Nebraska had 5131 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 0.3 percent cooler than normal or relatively the same as 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 2014/2015 winter season, Nebraska had 5475 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 0.8 percent warmer than normal or relatively the same as a normal winter.