Lincoln Snowfall Statistics 1900 to present

 

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

 

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 February 29, 2020

MonthWith SnowfallWithout SnowfallNumber of Years
January
118
3
121
February
116
5
121
March
104
16
120
April
55
65
120
May
3
117
120
       
September
1
119
120
October
20
100
120
November
87
33
120
December
117
3
120

 

2.  Greatest Monthly Snowfall Totals (1900-2020 through February 29, 2020

Month
Snowfall
Year
# Years
January
23.0 inches
1915
121
February
26.1 inches
1965
121
March
21.3 inches
1912
120
April
11.1 inches
1997
120
May
3.0 inches
1967
120
 
September
0.8 inches
1985
120
October
13.2 inches
1997
120
November
12.6 inches
1957
120
December
24.3 inches
2009
120


3.  Greatest Seasonal Snowfall Totals (1900-1901 to 2018-19)

Season Snowfall
1914-1915 59.4 inches
2018-2019 55.5 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 2018-19)

Season Snowfall
1967-1968 7.2 inches
2016-2017 7.5 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.