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Lincoln Weather and Climate

Lincoln Snowfall Statistics 1900 through April, 2014

 

CONTENTS:

1. Number of Years With/Without Snowfall (for each Month)
2. Greatest Monthly Snowfall Totals
3. Greatest Seasonal Snowfall Totals
4. Least Seasonal Snowfall Totals
5. Average Number of Days with Snowfall > 1.0 inch
6. Earliest and Latest First Snowfall

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All data on this page are from the National Weather Service and HPRCC data archives.

1.  Number of years WITH and WITHOUT measurable snowfall
for each month, January 1900 - through April, 2014

Month With Snowfall Without Snowfall Number of Years
January
112
3
115
February
110
5
115
March
100
15
115
April
54
61
115
May
3
111
114
       
September
1
113
114
October
18
96
114
November
83
31
114
December
111
3
114

 

2.  Greatest Monthly Snowfall Totals (1900-2014)

Month
Snowfall
Year
# Years
January
23.0 inches
1915
115
February
26.1 inches
1965
115
March
21.3 inches
1912
115
April
11.1 inches
1997
115
May
3.0 inches
1967
114
 
September
0.8 inches
1985
114
October
13.2 inches
1997
114
November
12.6 inches
1957
114
December
24.3 inches
2009
114


3.  Greatest Seasonal Snowfall Totals (1900-1901 to 2013-2014)

Season Snowfall
1914-1915 59.4 inches
1947-1948 54.7 inches
1959-1960 54.3 inches
1948-1949 50.6 inches
1970-1971 49.0 inches
1983-1984 47.5 inches
1911-1912 46.5 inches
1944-1945 45.0 inches
1997-1998 44.6 inches
1940-1941 43.1 inches
1974-1975 42.1 inches
1964-1965 42.1 inches
2009-2010 41.6 inches

 

4.  Least Seasonal Snowfall Totals (1900-1901 to 2013-2014)

Season Snowfall
1967-1968 7.2 inches
1965-1966 9.0 inches
1953-1954 9.8 inches
1921-1922 11.3 inches
1999-2000 11.9 inches
1987-1988 13.0 inches
1963-1964 13.0 inches
1980-1981 13.0 inches
1903-1904 13.1 inches
1960-1961 13.1 inches


    5. Average Number of Days with Snowfall > 1 inch
    October 0.1
    November 0.9
    December 1.8
    January 1.8
    February 1.8
    March 1.6
    April 0.4


    6.  Earliest and Latest Measurable Snowfalls

    Earliest measurable snowfall:
    September 29, 1985: 0.8 inches.

    Latest measurable snowfalls:
    May 3-4, 1967: 3.0 inches
    May 3, 1907: 2.2 inches
    May 1-2, 2013: 2.7 inches

    Latest FIRST measurable Snowfall:
    December 31, 2006:  7.5 inches

    All of the data on this page are from the official NWS data archives for Lincoln, NE.

    Additional data for Lincoln, NE can be found at the HPRCC web site.