The best times to visit McCook for ideal weather are

April 30th to July 1st

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

 

 


Other McCook Travel Info

Weather in McCook

Temperature

Average temperatures in McCook 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 McCook, 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 94.6°F (34.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.9°F (18.3°C) at night.

McCook Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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McCook 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.

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McCook Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average McCook 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 41.9 26.8 15.2
Feb 44.4 29.3 17.9
Mar 60.9 42.7 28.4
Apr 67.3 50.5 37.5
May 77.1 60.9 47.6
Jun 88.1 72.3 58.5
Jul 93.3 77.6 63.7
Aug 90.8 75.2 61.9
Sep 84.1 66.4 51.8
Oct 69.9 52.5 38.8
Nov 56.7 39.2 25.6
Dec 41.3 26.7 15.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.5 -2.9 -9.3
Feb 6.9 -1.5 -7.8
Mar 16.1 5.9 -2
Apr 19.6 10.3 3.1
May 25.1 16.1 8.7
Jun 31.2 22.4 14.7
Jul 34.1 25.3 17.6
Aug 32.7 24 16.6
Sep 28.9 19.1 11
Oct 21.1 11.4 3.8
Nov 13.7 4 -3.6
Dec 5.2 -2.9 -9.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in McCook are January, February, 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 early to mid June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

When can you find snow in McCook? 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 McCook.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in McCook (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 1% 0 0.1
Feb 4% 0 0.3
Mar 4% 0 0.7
Apr 19% 0 2.6
May 18% 0 3.3
Jun 23% 0 3.3
Jul 19% 0 3
Aug 18% 0 3.4
Sep 11% 0 1.2
Oct 12% 0 1.5
Nov 4% 0 0.5
Dec 4% 0 0.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 0 0.3
Feb 4 0 0.8
Mar 4 0 1.8
Apr 19 0 6.6
May 18 0 8.4
Jun 23 0 8.4
Jul 19 0 7.6
Aug 18 0 8.6
Sep 11 0 3
Oct 12 0 3.8
Nov 4 0 1.3
Dec 4 0 1.3

 

Humidity and Wind

McCook has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (43.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (57.9%).

Wind in McCook is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 10.9 knots (12.5 MPH or 20.2 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 22.7 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 8.7 Gentle breeze 16.6 Significant breeze
Feb 8.9 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Mar 9.4 Gentle breeze 18.2 Significant breeze
Apr 10.9 Gentle breeze 20.4 Strong breeze
May 10.1 Gentle breeze 19.2 Significant breeze
Jun 8.9 Gentle breeze 19 Strong breeze
Jul 7.4 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
Aug 7.1 Gentle breeze 15.9 Significant breeze
Sep 7.8 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze
Oct 8.7 Gentle breeze 17 Strong breeze
Nov 8.2 Gentle breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Dec 8.2 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 53.9%
Feb 54.5%
Mar 43.6%
Apr 47.2%
May 49.1%
Jun 51.1%
Jul 50.1%
Aug 53.1%
Sep 48.7%
Oct 48.1%
Nov 47.1%
Dec 57.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to McCook?

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 McCook, NE, US is January, followed by February and July. 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 McCook in December. 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 60.7 in December means 60.7% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall McCook Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 83.5°F (28.6°C) and 46.7°F (8.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

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 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in McCook, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.3°F (30.7°C) and 50.8°F (10.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 4 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 McCook to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.2°F (9°C) and 37.1°F (2.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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