Lincoln, NE has a humid continental climate that is characterized by hot summers and cold winters. The city experiences four distinct seasons with warm days in spring and fall, hot temperatures in the summer months and cold temperatures during the winter months. Precipitation is common throughout the year, usually coming through rain showers or snowfall. Summers can be quite humid in Lincoln as well, so it's important to be prepared for both warm and cool weather.
Lincoln, Nebraska gets 31 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Lincoln averages 26 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 214 sunny days per year in Lincoln. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Lincoln 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14
Rain: averages 31 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 26 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lincoln is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Nebraska.
8.3 / 5.3
Summer / Winter
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Lincoln, while January and December are the least comfortable months.