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Omaha Sets Record Low Temperature

Omaha Sets Record Low Temperature

By Matt Monroe . CREATED Jul 16, 2014

It was certainly another cool start to the day. In fact, for the second straight morning, we set new record morning lows!  Omaha's low was 53, breaking the old record of 54 set in 1976 and 1967.  Lincoln also set a new record of 48, the old record was 50 in 1912.  And Norfolk had a record low of 47, breaking their old record of 50, set way back in 1906.  

The average low for Omaha this time of year is 67 degrees.  So why is it so cool?  There's a big trough of low pressure to our east, and a large ridge of high pressure to our west.  That set-up is allowing cool Canadian air to drop in from the northwest between the two systems.  The air mass is also very dry, with low dewpoints, and clear skies.  This also allows the temps to drop into record territory.
It looks like things will remain the same for at least another day.  So we could see more record lows again Thursday morning.  The record low in Omaha is 53 degrees, set just a few short years ago in 2009.  With a projected low tonight in the mid 50's, we should be very close to that mark tomorrow morning. We'll be following the low temperatures very closely, on KMTV Action 3 News This Morning.  So stay tuned. We'll see how low we can go!
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