Growing season is
defined as continuous temperatures > 32F,
following the last freeze in Spring and prior to the first freeze in the Autumn.
Year 2010: Last
spring temperature < 32 F was April 19 and
Year 2010: First Autumn temperature <32 F was October 3,
for a growing season of 166 days.
123-year, 1887-2008 average growing season length: 172 days.
Standard 30-years, 1971-2000, average growing season length: 162 days.
The last 30 years, 1980-2009, average growing season length: 161 days.
Year 2009 Growing Season Length = 158 days.
Top Ten Longest Growing Seasons
Top Ten Shortest Growing Seasons
All of the above data are the Official National Weather Service data for Lincoln, NE.
These data were acquired from the High Plains Regional Climate Center
School of Natural Resources