Hot, Humid Weather in Nebraska





The information here tells how often heat combines with humidity in Nebraska cities to create uncomfortably muggy weather.

The apparent temperature, also known as the Heat Index, measures how hot the weather really feels, considering both temperature and humidity. For instance, a temperature of 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32.2 ° Celsius) along with 60 % humidity pushes the apparent temperature to 100 °F (37.8 °C).

These tables list the number of days when the actual temperature and the apparent temperature rose to least 95, 105 or 115 °F (35, 40.6 or 46.1 °C) for an hour or more. The totals are for the 30 years from 1978 to 2007.

The final table breaks the totals into yearly averages for the days when apparent temperatures reach 95 and 105 °F.

Total days with the temperature at least 95 °F
City Actual Apparent
Grand Island 428 738
Lincoln 477 962
Norfolk 274 614
North Platte 428 450
Omaha 292 814
Scottsbluff 523 214
Total days with the temperature at least 105 °F
City Actual Apparent
Grand Island 16 92
Lincoln 14 185
Norfolk 5 74
North Platte 9 17
Omaha 4 193
Scottsbluff 13 9
Total days with the temperature at least 115 °F
City Actual Apparent
Grand Island 0 5
Lincoln 0 2
Norfolk 0 0
North Platte 0 0
Omaha 0 8
Scottsbluff 0 1
Average days a year of apparent temperature
City 95+ °F 105+ °F
Grand Island 25 3
Lincoln 32 6
Norfolk 20 2
North Platte 15 1
Omaha 27 6
Scottsbluff 7 0
References

Peter Browning and Brian Walawender. 2009. A Climatology of Apparent Temperature. 21st Conference on Climate Variability and Change.

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