Broken Bow, NE Climate


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Broken Bow, NE enjoys a humid continental climate with warm summers and cold winters. The average high temperatures in July range from the mid-80s to the low 90s, while average lows in January range from the mid-teens to the low single digits. Precipitation is generally spread throughout the year, with an average of around 30 inches per year. Snowfall usually starts in November and continues through March. Winters are generally mild but can be cold and snowy if a cold front moves into the region. In general, Broken Bow has mild conditions that make it enjoyable throughout all seasons.

Broken Bow, Nebraska gets 24 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Broken Bow averages 28 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 226 sunny days per year in Broken Bow. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Broken Bow gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 70 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12
Rain: averages 24 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 28 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Broken Bow is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Nebraska.

9.2 Summer - 5.4 Winter
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Broken Bow, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateBroken Bow, NebraskaUnited States
  23.8 in.38.1 in.
  28.4 in.27.8 in.
  70.4 days106.2 days
  226 days205 days
  86.1°85.8°
  12.1°21.7°
  7.37
  3.94.3
  2477 ft.2443 ft.
Climate
YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

July is the hottest month for Broken Bow with an average high temperature of 86.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Nebraska. In Broken Bow, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Broken Bow are September, June and August.
In Broken Bow, there are 23.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Nebraska.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Broken Bow with an average of 12.1°. This is colder than most places in Nebraska.
In Broken Bow, there are 167.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Nebraska.
In Broken Bow, there are 14.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Nebraska.
Humidity in Broken Bow is generally low and comfortable. But there some days when the humidity becomes unpleasant, especially in July and August. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.
June is the wettest month in Broken Bow with 4.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 6% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 23.8 inches in Broken Bow means that it is drier than most places in Nebraska.
May is the rainiest month in Broken Bow with 9.6 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 2.6 rainy days. There are 70.4 rainy days annually in Broken Bow, which is less rainy than most places in Nebraska. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 28.4 inches in Broken Bow means that it is about average compared to other places in Nebraska. March is the snowiest month in Broken Bow with 5.4 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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