Columbus Metro Area, Nebraska 

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Climate in Columbus Metro Area, Nebraska

Columbus Metro Area, Nebraska gets 29 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Columbus Metro Area averages 29 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 220 sunny days per year in Columbus Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Columbus Metro Area 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12
Rain: averages 29 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 29 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Columbus metro area is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Nebraska.

7.2 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the Columbus metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Columbus, NebraskaUnited States
  28.9 in.38.1 in.
  28.5 in.27.8 in.
  83.8 days106.2 days
  220 days205 days
  86.1°85.8°
  12.3°21.7°
  7.27
  44.3
  1623 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 the Columbus metro area with an average high temperature of 86.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Nebraska. In the Columbus metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Columbus metro area are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Columbus metro area with an average of 12.3°. This is colder than most places in Nebraska.


In the Columbus metro area, there are 24.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Nebraska.


In the Columbus metro area, there are 149.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Nebraska.


In the Columbus metro area, there are 13.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Nebraska.


June is the wettest month in the Columbus metro area with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.6 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 28.9 inches in the Columbus metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Nebraska.


May is the rainiest month in the Columbus metro area with 10.7 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.4 rainy days. There are 83.8 rainy days annually in the Columbus metro area, which is rainier than most places in Nebraska. The rainiest season is Autumn 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 28.5 inches in the Columbus metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Nebraska. February is the snowiest month in the Columbus metro area with 6.0 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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