Residents of the Midwest live in a region where they are lucky enough to enjoy all four seasons. Ask anyone from Nebraska, and they’ll tell you it’s even possible to experience multiple seasons in one day. Midwesterners know to expect Thunderstorm Warnings in the summer and Blizzard Warnings in the winter. When it comes to snowfall, it can be hard to predict. How much does it snow in Omaha, Nebraska?
How Much Does it Snow in Omaha?
The largest city in the state of Nebraska, Omaha sits on the Missouri River and about 10 miles north of the Platte River. A world-class zoo, shopping, theater, restaurants, nightlife, and outdoor adventure abound in Omaha. The city is also home to some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet and has a rich cultural heritage that’s infectious. Needless to say, Omaha is definitely a hidden gem.
Whether you’re thinking about planning a vacation in Omaha, you’re taking a business trip to the city, or you’re moving to Omaha, there’s no doubt that you want to learn as much as you can about the city before you arrive. If you’re a developer, knowing the climate trends will help you make important decisions as you plan your build.
If you’re going to be there in the winter, it’s a good idea to learn how much snow Omaha receives, so that you can plan accordingly. Of course, there’s no way to accurately predict the weather far in advance. In Omaha, weather can certainly change at a moment’s notice. However, by looking back at past winters, you can get some insight into the average amount of snowfall Omaha receives.
How often does it snow in Omaha?
Being that Omaha is situated in the Midwest, it gets quite cold in the winter and can receive ample amounts of snow. The following is a breakdown of the average snowfall that the received over a 10 year period, from 2010 to 2019:
- January – 2.1 days – 6.2 inches
- February – 2.8 days – 25.1 9.9 inches
- March – 0.4 days – 2.4 inches
- April – 0 days – 0.2 inches
- May – 0.2 days – 0.3 inches
- October – 0.5 days – 1.3 inches
- December – 1.5 days – 5 inches
Combined, that’s a total of 25.6 inches of snow per year.
While these averages don’t illustrate how much the snowfall in Omaha was from year to year, it does give you some insight about the amount of snowfall that occurs yearly. Overall, December, January, and February tend to receive the most snowfall. However, that doesn’t necessarily guarantee that you’ll get the most amount of snow during these months, as big snowstorms have hit at other times of the year.
When are the first and last snowfalls in Omaha?
Typically, the first snow arrives in Omaha in the month of November. Once in a while, it will snow as early as mid-October. Usually, the last snowfall in the city occurs in March. However, on occasion, there have been substantial snowfalls of a few inches or more in the month of April.
How frequently does Omaha receive snowstorms?
Usually, snow days in Omaha aren’t huge. In fact, they tend to be nothing more than a skiff that amounts to an inch or less of fresh snow. With that said, for a total of 9 days per year, on average, the amount of new snow totals an inch, at least.
More substantial snowstorms during which amounts of five inches fall in a day usually occur about once or twice a year. Blizzards – that is, snowstorms that dump 10 inches or more in a single day – are not the norm in Omaha.
How much snow accumulation does Omaha receive?
An estimated 1/3 of winter days in Omaha see a minimum of one inch of snow on the ground. Snow usually starts accumulating on the ground in January. Generally speaking, there are six days in January that receive snow totals that reach approximately five inches. In the months of December and February, days where five inches or more of snowfall can occur, too.
Does Omaha get a lot of snow?
As you can see from the information mentioned above, while Omaha doesn’t receive substantial amounts of snow, it definitely does see snowfall throughout the year. If you manage a property, it is helpful to know this data as you plan your snow removal budget and contracts.
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