Average Precipitation for Nebraska in May





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

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. 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 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 monthly precipitation in May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Columbus 4.6 116
11 Falls City 4.6 117
12 Fremont 4.6 116
12 Lincoln 4.9 125
12 Norfolk 4.0 102
13 Omaha 4.7 118

South - Central Nebraska

May averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Grand Island 4.7 119
10 Harlan County Lake 4.1 103
12 Hastings 4.6 116
12 Kearney 4.4 112
11 Lake McConaughy, Kingsley Dam 3.4 85
9 McCook 3.0 76
12 North Platte 3.4 85
11 Ogallala 3.2 82
10 Swanson Reservoir, Trenton Dam 2.9 73

North - Central Nebraska

Average amount of rain and snow in May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 O'Neill 4.2 107
12 Valentine 3.5 89
11 Valentine National Wildlife Refuge 3.8 97

Western Nebraska

Precipitation totals for May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Chadron 3.0 76
11 Crescent Lake Wildlife Refuge 3.1 78
11 Kimball 2.8 72
12 Scottsbluff 2.8 71
Reference

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

Nebraska Precipitation
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