Nebraska Annual Temperatures and Records
Avg High Temp
Avg Low Temp
Avg Annual Temp
|Avg # days > 90F||Avg # days < 32F||Record High Temp||Record Low Temp|
|Grand Island||62.6||38.9||50.8||45||148||117 / 1936||-29 / 1912|
|Lincoln||62.9||39.5||51.2||42||144||108 / 1990||-33 / 1974|
|Norfolk||60.1||37.4||48.8||33||155||113 / 1954||-30 / 1989|
|North Platte||62.5||34.5||48.5||37||176||112 / 1954||-34 / 1983|
|Omaha||61.7||40.2||51.0||34||139||110 / 1974||-23 / 1982|
|Scottsbluff||63.0||34.2||48.6||42||174||109 / 1973||-42 / 1989|
|Valentine||60.8||33.7||47.2||40||176||114 / 1990||-39 / 1989|
Nebraska's Temperature Records
- Hottest temperature ever recorded: 118 F, Minden, south-central Nebraska, 7/24/1936
- Coldest temperature ever recorded: -47 F, Camp Clarke, western Nebraska, 2/12/1899
- Hottest location ranked by highest average annual temperature: Pawnee City, southeast Nebraska, 53.3 F
- Coldest location ranked by lowest average annual temperature: Harrison, western Nebraska, 44.7 F
- The record for most consecutive days at Omaha, Nebraska with the high temperature equal or less than 32 F
is 46 days, set in 1978. The record number of consecutive days with the low temperature equal or less than
0 F is 29 days, set in 1936.
Mean monthly temperatures across Nebraska, vary from the upper teens to the mid 20s in January to the mid and upper 70s in July. During December, January and February, the northeast has the coldest mean monthly temperatures; from April through September, the panhandle has the coolest mean monthly temperatures.
The average annual number of days with maximum temperatures of 90° F or higher varies from around 70 in portions of south-central Nebraska to fewer than 30 in the higher elevations of the panhandle. Temperatures above 100° F have occurred statewide in the months June through September. The highest temperatures occur in July and sometimes exceed 115° F.
The range for the average annual number of days with minimum temperatures of 0° F or lower decreases from about 25 in the north to 10 in the southeast. Extreme minima of -40° F and lower have been recorded at many locations in the west and north. Although winters in Nebraska are classed as cold, there are usually several periods of mild pleasant weather, when thawing occurs. The number and duration of mid-winter mild intervals increases southwestward across the State.
On rare occasions, light freezes have been noted during June, July and August in the panhandle and north-central areas which are subject to extreme cold air drainage on calm, clear nights.
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Data source: National Climatic Data Center