The best times to visit Wood River 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.



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Weather in Wood River


Average temperatures in Wood River 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 34th 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 Wood River, 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 90.4°F (32.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66°F (18.9°C) at night.

Wood River Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Wood River Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Wood River Perceived Temperature (F)


Wood River Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Wood River 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 24.8 15.1
Feb 39.5 27 17.7
Mar 56.7 41.5 29.7
Apr 64.7 50.5 39.3
May 74.8 61.7 50.6
Jun 84.6 72.2 61
Jul 89.2 76.4 65.3
Aug 86.2 73.8 63.3
Sep 80 65.6 54.1
Oct 67 52.8 41.4
Nov 54.1 39.5 28.4
Dec 37.6 26.2 17.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 2.7 -4 -9.4
Feb 4.2 -2.8 -7.9
Mar 13.7 5.3 -1.3
Apr 18.2 10.3 4.1
May 23.8 16.5 10.3
Jun 29.2 22.3 16.1
Jul 31.8 24.7 18.5
Aug 30.1 23.2 17.4
Sep 26.7 18.7 12.3
Oct 19.4 11.6 5.2
Nov 12.3 4.2 -2
Dec 3.1 -3.2 -8.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Wood River are January, February, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid February. For example, on the week of February 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May to early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 28th.

When can you find snow in Wood River? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Wood River is often around around December 17th 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 Wood River.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 3% 2.4 0.3
Feb 5% 4 0.5
Mar 9% 2.1 1.1
Apr 21% 1.2 3.4
May 24% 0 4.3
Jun 26% 0 4.7
Jul 17% 0 3.7
Aug 22% 0 4.2
Sep 12% 0 1.7
Oct 15% 0 3.4
Nov 6% 1.5 0.7
Dec 6% 3.6 0.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 6.1 0.8
Feb 5 10.2 1.3
Mar 9 5.3 2.8
Apr 21 3 8.6
May 24 0 10.9
Jun 26 0 11.9
Jul 17 0 9.4
Aug 22 0 10.7
Sep 12 0 4.3
Oct 15 0 8.6
Nov 6 3.8 1.8
Dec 6 9.1 2


Humidity and Wind

Wood River has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (49.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (62.9%).

Wind in Wood River is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 10.8 knots (12.4 MPH or 20 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 19.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 9 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
Feb 9.3 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
Mar 9.8 Gentle breeze 17.4 Significant breeze
Apr 10.8 Gentle breeze 18.7 Strong breeze
May 9.6 Gentle breeze 17.2 Significant breeze
Jun 8.2 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Jul 6.7 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Aug 6.7 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Sep 7.5 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Oct 8.5 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Nov 8.8 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
Dec 8.9 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 57.7%
Feb 59.2%
Mar 50.3%
Apr 49.6%
May 53.7%
Jun 56.4%
Jul 57.7%
Aug 61.3%
Sep 55%
Oct 50.4%
Nov 50.5%
Dec 62.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Wood River?

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 Wood River, NE, US 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 Wood River 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

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 Wood River Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 80.2°F (26.8°C) and 41.4°F (5.2°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 Wood River, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 82.7°F (28.2°C) and 47.4°F (8.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 5 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 Wood River to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 42.6°F (5.9°C) and 33.8°F (1°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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