Palmer, Nebraska 

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Climate in Palmer, Nebraska

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

Palmer averages 23 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 229 sunny days per year in Palmer. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Palmer gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 72 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 15
Rain: averages 27 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 23 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Palmer is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Nebraska.

7.3 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Palmer, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Palmer, NebraskaUnited States
  27.2 in.38.1 in.
  22.7 in.27.8 in.
  72.2 days106.2 days
  229 days205 days
  87.8°85.8°
  14.9°21.7°
  7.37
  4.14.3
  1801 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 Palmer with an average high temperature of 87.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Nebraska. In Palmer, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Palmer are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Palmer with an average of 14.9°. This is one of the warmest places in Nebraska.


In Palmer, there are 33.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Nebraska.


In Palmer, there are 138.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Nebraska.


In Palmer, there are 9.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Nebraska.


May is the wettest month in Palmer with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 38% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 27.2 inches in Palmer means that it is about average compared to other places in Nebraska.


May is the rainiest month in Palmer with 9.7 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 3.4 rainy days. There are 72.2 rainy days annually in Palmer, which is less rainy than most places in Nebraska. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 22.7 inches in Palmer means that it is less snowy than most places in Nebraska. February is the snowiest month in Palmer with 5.5 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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