Average Annual Snowfall in Nebraska

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The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Nebraska. The numbers are for the total amount of snow and for how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).

The snowfall totals are annual averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Eastern, South - Central, North - Central and Western Nebraska.

Place name links take you to more detailed information on snowfall, snowstorms and snow accumulation for that location.

Eastern Nebraska

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centimetres
13.9 Columbus 26.2   66.5
  8.1 Falls City 15.9   40.4
14.8 Fremont 31.3   79.5
18.3 Lincoln 25.9   65.8
22.9 Norfolk 30.5   77.5
19.9 Omaha 26.4   67.1

South - Central Nebraska

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  9.7 Enders Reservoir 24.1   61.2
17.8 Grand Island 29.0   73.7
  7.4 Harlan County Lake 16.4   41.7
16.8 Hastings 28.8   73.2
11.9 Kearney 23.4   59.4
14.8 Lake McConaughy, Kingsley Dam 30.2   76.7
11.7 McCook 28.8   73.2
21.2 North Platte 28.5   72.4
11.7 Swanson Reservoir, Trenton Dam 24.7   62.7

North - Central Nebraska

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centimetres
12.0 O'Neill 26.3   66.8
12.8 Purdum 31.0   78.7
22.3 Valentine 33.3   84.6
17.4 Valentine National Wildlife Refuge 42.5 108.0

Western Nebraska

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centimetres
22.6 Chadron 42.7 108.5
18.9 Crescent Lake Wildlife Refuge 29.5   74.9
20.7 Kimball 35.4   89.9
27.0 Scottsbluff 42.1 106.9
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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