Grand Island, Nebraska 

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Climate in Grand Island, Nebraska

Grand Island, Nebraska gets 28 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Grand Island averages 28 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 228 sunny days per year in Grand Island. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Grand Island gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 86 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14
Rain: averages 28 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 28 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Grand Island is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Nebraska.

7.2 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Grand Island, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Grand Island, NebraskaUnited States
  27.9 in.38.1 in.
  27.5 in.27.8 in.
  86.2 days106.2 days
  228 days205 days
  87.5°85.8°
  14.3°21.7°
  7.27
  3.94.3
  1860 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 Grand Island with an average high temperature of 87.5°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Nebraska. In Grand Island, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Grand Island are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Grand Island with an average of 14.3°. This is warmer than most places in Nebraska.


In Grand Island, there are 31.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Nebraska.


In Grand Island, there are 142.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Nebraska.


In Grand Island, there are 10.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Nebraska.


May is the wettest month in Grand Island with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 27.9 inches in Grand Island means that it is about average compared to other places in Nebraska.


May is the rainiest month in Grand Island with 11.4 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.5 rainy days. There are 86.2 rainy days annually in Grand Island, which is rainier than most 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 27.5 inches in Grand Island means that it is about average compared to other places in Nebraska. February is the snowiest month in Grand Island with 6.0 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Grand Island    1 Reviews
    nice town to raise a family - 2/22/2007
    nice for the family but hard to find a good paying job.. the platte river is nice. i would try kearney before grand... Read More

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