The climate of Nebraska (United
States of America)
Nebraska is one of the most centrally located states in the United
States. Nebraska is located on the Great Plains which are a broad
expanse of flat land consisting of grassland, prairie and steppe.
Nebraska was named after the Platte River which is a tributary of the
Missouri River and flows through the state of Nebraska. Nebraska gets
its name from the Indian words for Flat River, or Platte River.
Nebraska is located in two different time zones. Nebraska has a warm
continental; climate, type Dfa according to the Köppen climate
classification. The climate is classified as a warm continental
climate because average temperatures are above 18 degrees Celsius (64
degrees Fahrenheit) during three months. Summers are warm and sunny.
Winters may be cold with periods with subzero temperatures. From
December till February it is really cold with average minimum
temperatures between -5 to -14 degrees Celsius (23 to 7 degrees
Fahrenheit). Because there are no obstructions for the elements
temperatures may even drop to -30 degrees Celsius (-22 degrees
Fahrenheit). During the winter snowstorms may form and during a large
part of the year there is a risk of tornadoes. During the winter
Nebraska gets 50-80 centimeters of snowfall. However, because
temperatures often rise above freezing point during the day snow
Climate information of places in Nebraska
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
Throughout Nebraska several climate figures and temperatures can be
recorded. The figures below are for Lincoln and cannot be seen as an
average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in Nebraska please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to Lincoln. For climate
figures on specific regions and places please, visit the relevant
individual climate pages.
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