The best times to visit Scottsbluff for ideal weather are

July 16th 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 Scottsbluff Travel Info

Weather in Scottsbluff

Temperature

Average temperatures in Scottsbluff vary an incredible amount. 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 less temperate than some — in the 38th 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 Scottsbluff, 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 94.7°F (34.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.2°F (15.1°C) at night.

Scottsbluff Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Scottsbluff 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.

Scottsbluff Perceived Temperature (F)

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Scottsbluff Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Scottsbluff 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 43.3 26.7 12.8
Feb 45.4 28.1 14.8
Mar 61.2 40.7 24.5
Apr 65.1 46.8 31.3
May 73.7 56.5 41.4
Jun 86.8 68.3 51.9
Jul 92.9 74.5 58.5
Aug 92 72.3 56.2
Sep 84.3 63 46.4
Oct 68.3 48.6 33.5
Nov 55.9 36.5 22
Dec 41.7 24.8 11.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.3 -2.9 -10.7
Feb 7.4 -2.2 -9.6
Mar 16.2 4.8 -4.2
Apr 18.4 8.2 -0.4
May 23.2 13.6 5.2
Jun 30.4 20.2 11.1
Jul 33.8 23.6 14.7
Aug 33.3 22.4 13.4
Sep 29.1 17.2 8
Oct 20.2 9.2 0.8
Nov 13.3 2.5 -5.6
Dec 5.4 -4 -11.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Scottsbluff 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 late February and early March. For example, on the week of February 26th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.

When can you find snow in Scottsbluff? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Scottsbluff is often around around May 7th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Scottsbluff.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Scottsbluff (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% 4.6 0.3
Feb 7% 3.3 0.5
Mar 7% 3 0.7
Apr 16% 3.5 1.9
May 22% 2.5 3.2
Jun 20% 0 2.7
Jul 13% 0 1.8
Aug 10% 0 1.2
Sep 8% 0 1.4
Oct 11% 4.7 1.3
Nov 6% 2 1
Dec 6% 5 0.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 11.7 0.8
Feb 7 8.4 1.3
Mar 7 7.6 1.8
Apr 16 8.9 4.8
May 22 6.4 8.1
Jun 20 0 6.9
Jul 13 0 4.6
Aug 10 0 3
Sep 8 0 3.6
Oct 11 11.9 3.3
Nov 6 5.1 2.5
Dec 6 12.7 1.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Scottsbluff has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (40.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (56%).

Wind in Scottsbluff is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 9.9 knots (11.4 MPH or 18.4 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 late April where average top sustained speeds reach 20.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 8.6 Gentle breeze 17.5 Strong breeze
Feb 8.5 Gentle breeze 18 Strong breeze
Mar 8.9 Gentle breeze 18.9 Strong breeze
Apr 9.9 Gentle breeze 20.3 Strong breeze
May 9.3 Gentle breeze 19.1 Strong breeze
Jun 8.3 Gentle breeze 18.6 Strong breeze
Jul 7 Gentle breeze 16.7 Strong breeze
Aug 6.6 Light breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Sep 7 Gentle breeze 15.2 Strong breeze
Oct 7.7 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Nov 7.3 Gentle breeze 15.8 Strong breeze
Dec 7.5 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 51.3%
Feb 54%
Mar 40.3%
Apr 44.3%
May 47.4%
Jun 44.3%
Jul 44.1%
Aug 45%
Sep 43.6%
Oct 48.5%
Nov 47.4%
Dec 56%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Scottsbluff?

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 Scottsbluff, NE, US is August, followed by September 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 Scottsbluff in October. 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 51.9 in October means 51.9% of the tourists vs. August.

 

 

Overall Scottsbluff Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 80.6°F (27°C) and 49.8°F (9.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 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 moderate precipitation with 3 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Scottsbluff, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.4°F (30.8°C) and 51.1°F (10.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 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 Scottsbluff to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.8°F (9.9°C) and 37.2°F (2.9°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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