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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 rapidly melts.

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 Nebraska:

Grand Island
North Platte



Climate information
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.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 1 -12 6 6 n/a
February 4 -9 6 6 n/a
March 11 -3 7 8 n/a
April 18 4 8 9 n/a
May 24 10 9 11 n/a
June 30 16 11 10 n/a
July 32 19 11 9 n/a
August 31 17 10 9 n/a
September 25 12 8 8 n/a
October 20 5 7 6 n/a
November 10 -2 5 6 n/a
December 3 -9 5 6 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

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.

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
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chance of
chance of
sunny days


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