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Nebraska's Degree Days

Winter 2016/2017

October 2016 started the winter heating season with 43 percent warmer than normal weather, November had 26 percent warmer than normal weather, and December had 2 percent cooler than normal weather. The year 2017 started with 5 percent warmer than normal weather during January, had 23 percent warmer than normal weather during February, and the weather in March was 12 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 2016/2017 winter season, Nebraska had 4525 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 12 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 2016/2017 winter season, Nebraska had 4757 heating degree days which indicates that the weather was 14 percent warmer than normal.