Dowling, NE Climate


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United States / Nebraska / No Metro Area / Knox County / Dowling / Zip Codes
Dowling, NE is located in an area with a humid continental climate, which experiences cold winters and hot, humid summers. The average temperatures range from 10 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter to 86 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. The area also receives an average of 28 inches of precipitation annually, with snowfall averaging 18 inches each year. Winters are generally dry while summers bring frequent thunderstorms and occasional tornadoes. Overall, Dowling enjoys four distinct seasons with plenty of sunshine year round.

Dowling, Nebraska gets 27 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Dowling averages 34 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 220 sunny days per year in Dowling. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Dowling gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 80 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 10
Rain: averages 27 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 34 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Dowling is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Nebraska.

9 Summer - 4.8 Winter
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Dowling, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateDowling, NebraskaUnited States
  27.2 in.38.1 in.
  33.9 in.27.8 in.
  80.1 days106.2 days
  220 days205 days
  86.1°85.8°
  9.8°21.7°
  77
  3.64.3
  1868 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 Dowling with an average high temperature of 86.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Nebraska. In Dowling, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Dowling are September, June and August.
In Dowling, there are 22.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Nebraska.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Dowling with an average of 9.8°. This is one of the coldest places in Nebraska.
In Dowling, there are 159.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Nebraska.
In Dowling, there are 19.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Nebraska.
The humidity is usually comfortable in Dowling but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.
June is the wettest month in Dowling with 4.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 27.2 inches in Dowling means that it is about average compared to other places in Nebraska.
May is the rainiest month in Dowling with 9.9 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.1 rainy days. There are 80.1 rainy days annually in Dowling, which is about average compared to other places in Nebraska. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 33.9 inches in Dowling means that it is snowier than most places in Nebraska. December is the snowiest month in Dowling with 6.5 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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