Average Annual Precipitation for Nebraska





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, communities and other locations in Nebraska.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year. There is also a count of the number of days with wet weather, when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The annual precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

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
89 Columbus 28.7 728
95 Falls City 34.7 882
93 Fremont 30.4 772
95 Lincoln 29.3 745
98 Norfolk 27.0 686
103 Omaha 31.9 809

South - Central Nebraska

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
90 Grand Island 26.6 676
72 Harlan County Lake 24.7 627
94 Hastings 27.8 707
82 Kearney 25.6 649
78 Lake McConaughy, Kingsley Dam 19.2 488
69 McCook 22.7 577
88 North Platte 21.1 535
73 Ogallala 19.5 496
69 Swanson Reservoir, Trenton Dam 20.3 515

North - Central Nebraska

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
81 O'Neill 25.9 657
91 Valentine 20.9 531
85 Valentine National Wildlife Refuge 23.4 595

Western Nebraska

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
79 Chadron 18.8 476
84 Crescent Lake Wildlife Refuge 18.8 478
76 Kimball 15.8 402
89 Scottsbluff 15.7 398
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

Nebraska Precipitation
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