Average Annual Precipitation for Nebraska





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.

Nebraska Precipitation
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