Off the record...
March 13, 2019
The blast of cold weather that decended on the state March 4 likely set a new state record low temperature for March at Elk Park, but Lincoln didn't offically beat its own March record low of minus 40 degrees, set in 1955.
The official reading of 39 below zero on the morning of March 4, missed the record by just one degree.
However, given the sheer number of unofficial thermometers around the valley that recorded 40 below on that day, most locals know this year was at least a tie, even if the National Weather Service says otherwise.