Average Annual Precipitation for Nebraska

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The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Nebraska.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year. Most locations also have information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The annual precipitation totals are 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.

Eastern Nebraska

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  90 Columbus 29.2 741
104 Falls City 34.8 883
  89 Fremont 30.0 763
  95 Lincoln 29.0 735
  96 Norfolk 27.4 696
101 Omaha 30.6 778

South - Central Nebraska

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  70 Enders Reservoir 19.3 491
  89 Grand Island 26.7 677
  72 Harlan County Lake 24.5 622
  90 Hastings 28.0 711
  82 Kearney 25.2 641
  74 Lake McConaughy, Kingsley Dam 19.3 490
  – McCook 22.5 572
  87 North Platte 20.2 514
  73 Swanson Reservoir, Trenton Dam 21.5 547

North - Central Nebraska

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  79 O'Neill 25.3 641
  58 Purdum 23.2 590
  88 Valentine 20.0 509
  83 Valentine National Wildlife Refuge 23.1 586

Western Nebraska

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  79 Chadron 18.1 458
  82 Crescent Lake Wildlife Refuge 17.8 453
  80 Kimball 16.9 429
  87 Scottsbluff 15.8 401
Reference

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

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