Most Consecutive Days with Measurable Snowfalls

Lincoln, NE, 1948-2020: Most consecutive days with measurable snowfall, snowfall in inches (through February 29, 2020).

# Days Dates Snowfall Snowfall Snowfall Snowfall Snowfall Total
5 Jan 2-6, 1996 0.8 2.0 0.9 0.1 0.1 3.9
5 Jan 7-11, 1993 0.1 1.5 4.5 0.3 1.8 8.2
5 Dec 8-12, 1961 0.1 0.6 1.6 7.6 0.3 10.2
5 Jan 20-24, 1956 0.2 0.9 0.2 3.1 2.9 7.3
             
# Days Dates Snowfall Snowfall Snowfall Snowfall Total  
4 March 21-24, 2013 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.5 1.6
4 Feb 4-7, 2010 1.0 2.0 0.5 1.5 5.0
4 Dec 6-9, 2009 2.9 1.1 6.9 0.2 11.1
4 Feb 22-25, 1994 0.1 6.7 0.2 2.5 9.5
4 Feb 2-5, 1989 0.4 0.2 1.1 0.9 2.6
4 March 16-19, 1984 0.6 1.6 4.9 1.2 8.3
4 Dec 20-23, 1983 6.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 6.9
4 Jan 30-Feb2, 1983 1.6 0.2 3.8 1.5 7.1
4 Jan 10-13, 1979 0.3 0.1 2.7 1.5 4.6
4 Jan 29-Feb 1, 1978 0.3 1.2 0.5 1.2 3.2
4 Jan 8-11, 1974 1.7 0.4 2.1 0.2 4.4
4 Feb 4-7, 1961 0.2 2.1 0.3 0.1 2.7
4 March 13-16, 1960 0.4 4.6 3.2 0.4 8.6
4 April 2-5, 1957 0.1 0.5 2.8 0.4 3.8
4 March 18-21, 1950 1.4 2.6 1.1 1.6 6.7
4 Feb 10-13, 1948 6.0 1.3 0.4 1.2 8.9

 Longest stretch of consecutive days with measurable snowfall is 5 days which occurred 4 times.

The most obvious feature of this data set is that having multiple days of snowfall have not generally led to huge snowfall amounts.

Instead the heaviest snowfalls have occurred in smaller time periods of two days or one day.


Note: Although we have monthly data going back to 1900,
reliable daily snowfall data for Lincoln do not exist for the time period prior to 1948

All data in this table are from the National Weather Service and HPRCC data archives.