Omaha, NE Climate


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Omaha, NE has a humid continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. It is known for having rapidly changing weather patterns, with temperatures ranging from an average high of 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer to an average low of 19 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. On average, Omaha receives 33 inches of rainfall throughout the year and receives 59 inches of snow during the winter months. The city also experiences thunderstorms and tornadoes due to its location in Tornado Alley. Overall, Omaha's weather can be unpredictable but still provides plenty of sunshine most days throughout the year.

Omaha, Nebraska gets 31 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Omaha averages 31 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 Omaha. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Omaha gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 94 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 13
Rain: averages 31 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 31 inches of snow a year

Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Omaha is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Nebraska.

8.6 Summer - 5 Winter
June, September and May are the most pleasant months in Omaha, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateOmaha, NebraskaUnited States
  31.2 in.38.1 in.
  30.5 in.27.8 in.
  93.6 days106.2 days
  214 days205 days
  1060 ft.2443 ft.

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 Omaha with an average high temperature of 85.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Nebraska. In Omaha, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Omaha are September, June and May.
In Omaha, there are 19.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Nebraska.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Omaha with an average of 13.1°. This is about average compared to other places in Nebraska.
In Omaha, there are 140.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Nebraska.
In Omaha, there are 11.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Nebraska.
The humidity is usually comfortable in Omaha but some summer months can be unpleasant. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months in Omaha are July, August and June.
June is the wettest month in Omaha 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 31.2 inches in Omaha means that it is wetter than most places in Nebraska.
May is the rainiest month in Omaha with 11.8 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.9 rainy days. There are 93.6 rainy days annually in Omaha, which is one of the rainiest places in Nebraska. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 30.5 inches in Omaha means that it is snowier than most places in Nebraska. February is the snowiest month in Omaha with 6.8 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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Over 1 years ago

Born and raised in Omaha, moved to the Pacific Northwest for 50 years, and now back in Omaha. Feels safe, secure, good health care, lots of activities. Compared to  More

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Over 1 years ago

Many of the reviews say Omaha is good for family life - it is, but it also offers the best of quality urban living. I've lived here for 20 years, after living in  More

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Pros: Not much happens, no news is good news. No major tornadoes for decades!! Education can be good in areas. Career opportunities for those who take risks and  More

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