The best times to visit Central Nebraska for ideal weather are

August 20th to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


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Weather in Central Nebraska

Temperature

Average temperatures in Central Nebraska vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Central Nebraska, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 89.8°F (32.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.6°F (17.6°C) at night.

Central Nebraska Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Central Nebraska Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Central Nebraska Perceived Temperature (F)

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Central Nebraska Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Central Nebraska Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 36.9 23.4 12
Feb 39.1 25.2 14.6
Mar 55.5 39 26.2
Apr 63.5 48.4 35.9
May 73.6 59.3 46.6
Jun 82.8 69.8 57.6
Jul 88.5 75 62.3
Aug 86.5 72.6 60.4
Sep 79.9 63.7 50
Oct 65.5 49.9 37.2
Nov 52.2 36.5 23.8
Dec 36.6 23.8 13

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 2.7 -4.8 -11.1
Feb 3.9 -3.8 -9.7
Mar 13.1 3.9 -3.2
Apr 17.5 9.1 2.2
May 23.1 15.2 8.1
Jun 28.2 21 14.2
Jul 31.4 23.9 16.8
Aug 30.3 22.6 15.8
Sep 26.6 17.6 10
Oct 18.6 9.9 2.9
Nov 11.2 2.5 -4.6
Dec 2.6 -4.6 -10.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Central Nebraska are January, November, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.

When can you find snow in Central Nebraska? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Central Nebraska.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Central Nebraska (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 3% 0 0.2
Feb 6% 0 0.6
Mar 9% 0 0.8
Apr 19% 0 2.9
May 24% 0 4.2
Jun 28% 0 4.5
Jul 16% 0 2
Aug 23% 0 3.5
Sep 14% 0 2.2
Oct 18% 0 2.6
Nov 3% 0 0.5
Dec 4% 0 0.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 0.5
Feb 6 0 1.5
Mar 9 0 2
Apr 19 0 7.4
May 24 0 10.7
Jun 28 0 11.4
Jul 16 0 5.1
Aug 23 0 8.9
Sep 14 0 5.6
Oct 18 0 6.6
Nov 3 0 1.3
Dec 4 0 1

 

Humidity and Wind

Central Nebraska has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (49.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (62.6%).

Wind in Central Nebraska is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 9.9 knots (11.4 MPH or 18.3 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 19 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Central Nebraska.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 8.3 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Feb 8.4 Gentle breeze 16.8 Significant breeze
Mar 8.8 Gentle breeze 17.4 Significant breeze
Apr 9.9 Gentle breeze 18.6 Strong breeze
May 8.8 Gentle breeze 17.5 Significant breeze
Jun 7.5 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Jul 6 Light breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Aug 6.1 Light breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Sep 6.5 Light breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Oct 7.5 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze
Nov 7.5 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
Dec 7.7 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 56.8%
Feb 58.3%
Mar 50.8%
Apr 49.9%
May 53.9%
Jun 58.1%
Jul 59.2%
Aug 62.6%
Sep 56.7%
Oct 54.6%
Nov 53.1%
Dec 62.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Central Nebraska?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Central Nebraska, the United States is July, followed by August and February. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Central Nebraska in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 42.4 in November means 42.4% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Central Nebraska Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 78.9°F (26.1°C) and 40.3°F (4.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 5 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Central Nebraska, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 82.3°F (27.9°C) and 46.1°F (7.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Central Nebraska to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 42.1°F (5.6°C) and 33.6°F (0.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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