The best times to visit Ogallala for ideal weather are

May 14th to October 7th

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

 

 


Other Ogallala Travel Info

Weather in Ogallala

Temperature

Average temperatures in Ogallala vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 44th 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 Ogallala, 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 92°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.7°F (16.5°C) at night.

Ogallala Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Ogallala 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.

Ogallala Perceived Temperature (F)

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Ogallala Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Ogallala 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan41.426.314
Feb42.527.816.8
Mar58.740.526.4
Apr63.847.634.4
May73.357.544.5
Jun84.46955.4
Jul90.574.760.7
Aug88.772.658.5
Sep82.864.148.9
Oct67.349.936.2
Nov54.436.923.6
Dec40.925.613.6

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan5.2-3.2-10
Feb5.8-2.3-8.4
Mar14.84.7-3.1
Apr17.78.71.3
May22.914.26.9
Jun29.120.613
Jul32.523.715.9
Aug31.522.614.7
Sep28.217.89.4
Oct19.69.92.3
Nov12.42.7-4.7
Dec4.9-3.6-10.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ogallala are December, January, and then February. 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 mid May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 14th.

When can you find snow in Ogallala? 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 Ogallala.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan1%00.1
Feb2%00.2
Mar2%00.4
Apr11%01.5
May17%02.3
Jun14%02.7
Jul10%01.4
Aug8%01.2
Sep8%00.8
Oct6%00.6
Nov3%00.3
Dec0%00.1

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan100.3
Feb200.5
Mar201
Apr1103.8
May1705.8
Jun1406.9
Jul1003.6
Aug803
Sep802
Oct601.5
Nov300.8
Dec000.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Ogallala has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (45.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (59.2%).

Wind in Ogallala is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 9.2 knots (10.6 MPH or 17 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 20.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.7Gentle breeze17.8Strong breeze
Feb7.5Gentle breeze17.1Strong breeze
Mar8.1Gentle breeze18.4Strong breeze
Apr9.2Gentle breeze20Strong breeze
May8.5Gentle breeze19.1Strong breeze
Jun7.3Gentle breeze18.4Strong breeze
Jul5.9Light breeze15.8Strong breeze
Aug5.7Light breeze15.4Significant breeze
Sep6Light breeze15.1Strong breeze
Oct7.1Gentle breeze16.9Significant breeze
Nov6.6Light breeze16.2Strong breeze
Dec6.9Light breeze16.5Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan57%
Feb59.2%
Mar45.7%
Apr48.4%
May50.6%
Jun50%
Jul49.1%
Aug50.6%
Sep46.6%
Oct50.2%
Nov51.6%
Dec59%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Ogallala?

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 Ogallala, NE, US is July, followed by June and May. 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 Ogallala 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 50 in November means 50% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Ogallala Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 80.1°F (26.7°C) and 45.4°F (7.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 5 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 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Ogallala, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.4°F (29.7°C) and 49.4°F (9.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 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 Ogallala to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 45.4°F (7.4°C) and 36.8°F (2.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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