Lincoln, Nebraska 

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Climate in Lincoln, Nebraska

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.


Weather Highlights

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


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Lincoln ranks 38/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Lincoln, NebraskaUnited States
  30.9 in.38.1 in.
  25.6 in.27.8 in.
  85.7 days106.2 days
  214 days205 days
  88.5°85.8°
  13.5°21.7°
  3854
  4.14.3
  1201 ft.2443 ft.

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 Lincoln with an average high temperature of 88.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Nebraska. In Lincoln, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lincoln are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lincoln with an average of 13.5°. This is warmer than most places in Nebraska.


In Lincoln, there are 32.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Nebraska.


In Lincoln, there are 141.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Nebraska.


In Lincoln, there are 9.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Nebraska.


May is the wettest month in Lincoln with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 30.9 inches in Lincoln means that it is wetter than most places in Nebraska.


May is the rainiest month in Lincoln with 11.1 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.5 rainy days. There are 85.7 rainy days annually in Lincoln, which is rainier than most places in Nebraska. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 25.6 inches in Lincoln means that it is less snowy than most places in Nebraska.



December is the snowiest month in Lincoln with 5.5 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Keep going West to Colorado!!! - 2/11/2019
    I've lived here for 12 years and still struggle to fully understand the vibe here. It's somewhere between the "good 'ol boy" system and an insecure desire to be more... Read More

    Don't move here if you have no connections here - 2/3/2019
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