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Nebraska's Degree Days

Winter 2015/2016

Throughout winter 2015/2016, the weather was warmer than normal. October 2015 started the winter heating season with 24 percent warmer than normal weather, November had 17 percent warmer than normal weather, and December had 15 percent warmer than normal weather. The year 2016 continued likewise with 2 percent warmer than normal weather during January, had 13 percent warmer than normal weather during February, and the weather in March was 24 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 2015/2016 winter season, Nebraska had 4447 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 13 percent warmer 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 2015/2016 winter season, Nebraska had 4755 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 14 percent warmer than normal.