About This Station

The station is powered by a Davis Wireless Vantage Pro2 Plus with 24-Hr Fan Aspirated Radiation Shield located near 66th and South Streets in SE Lincoln. The data is collected every 2 seconds and the site is updated every few seconds. This site and its data is collected using Weather Display Software. The station consists of an anemometer, a rain gauge that's heated during cold weather, a hydrothermal sensor within a fan-aspirated radiation shield, a solar sensor, and a UV sensor. Their urban location precludes optimal siting by US NWS standards.

About This City

The City of Lincoln is the capital and the second most populous city of the US state of Nebraska. Lincoln is also the county seat of Lancaster County and the home of the University of Nebraska. The city of Lincoln population was 258,470 and the Lancaster County population was 285,407 in the 2010 US Census. The US Census estimated population of Lincoln in 2020 was 291,274 and the US Census estimated population of Lancaster County in 2020 was 321,653.

Lincoln started out as the village of Lancaster, which was founded in 1856, and became the county seat of the newly created Lancaster County in 1859. The capital of Nebraska Territory had been Omaha since the creation of the territory in 1854; however, most of the territory's population lived south of the Platte River. After much of the territory south of the Platte considered annexation to Kansas, the legislature voted to move the capital south of the river and as far west as possible. The village of Lancaster was chosen, in part due to the salt flats and marshes.

Omaha interests attempted to derail the move by having Lancaster renamed after the recently assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. A number of people south of the river had been sympathetic to the Confederate cause in the recently concluded Civil War, and it was assumed that the legislature would not pass the measure if the future capital were named after Lincoln. The ploy did not work, as Lancaster was renamed Lincoln and it became the state capital upon Nebraska's admission to the Union on March 1, 1867.

About This Website

This site is based on a template design by CarterLake.org with PHP conversion by Saratoga-Weather.org. Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common website PHP management. Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates. Extra Special thanks go to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.

The website's Home Page, the Alternate Dashboard, was written by Scott Thompson of Burnsville Weather Live which unfortunately has ceased operation; however, his scripts are still available courtesy of Ken True. Many others have contributed to these efforts including SouthEast Lincoln Weather. The SE LIncoln Weather website contains a number of pages that were created by SE Lincoln Weather which rely heavily on data and images created by and made available publicly by the US NOAA-NWS and its subdivisions. Where appropriate individual pages on this site contain references to contributing sources.

The 'SouthEast Lincoln Weather' Banners at the top of the pages were created from photographs taken in or within a few hundred miles of Lincoln. The randomly chosen banners automatically change to nighttime banners 20 minutes after sunset and to daytime banners 20 minutes before sunrise. The banners also automatically change with the seasons. Many photos were taken through super-telephoto or macro lenses using a Canon EOS system, and a number of panoramic photos were taken using DJI drones. Photo locations around Lincoln include the Platte River between Grand Island and Kearney and the Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge (formerly Squaw Creek).

Template is originally based on Designs by Haran.