Saunders County, Nebraska 

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Climate in Saunders County, Nebraska

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

Saunders County averages 27 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 215 sunny days per year in Saunders County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Saunders County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 84 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12
Rain: averages 31 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 27 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.1 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Saunders County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Saunders, NebraskaUnited States
  31.1 in.38.1 in.
  27.3 in.27.8 in.
  83.5 days106.2 days
  215 days205 days
  86.8°85.8°
  12.4°21.7°
  7.17
  4.34.3
  1294 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 Saunders County with an average high temperature of 86.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Nebraska. In Saunders County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Saunders County are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Saunders County with an average of 12.4°. This is colder than most places in Nebraska.


In Saunders County, there are 25.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Nebraska.


In Saunders County, there are 145.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Nebraska.


In Saunders County, there are 12.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Nebraska.


June is the wettest month in Saunders County with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 31.1 inches in Saunders County means that it is wetter than most places in Nebraska.


May is the rainiest month in Saunders County with 11.3 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.0 rainy days. There are 83.5 rainy days annually in Saunders County, which is rainier 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 27.3 inches in Saunders County means that it is about average compared to other places in Nebraska. January is the snowiest month in Saunders County with 6.4 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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