Earliest Snowfalls Lincoln, Nebraska


October 14, 2018:  A rare October snowfall weighs down the branches of this tree in Lincoln, NE, while it is still in full leaf.  Photo: Ken Dewey

How unusual is an October snowfall in Lincoln, NE?

VERY!  

Monthly snowfall totals for Lincoln, NE, exist since January 1900.
Daily snowfall data for Lincoln only extend back to January 1949 (1949-2018 = 70 years). Prior to 1949 only the monthly totals were saved and the daily amounts were discarded.

There are 15 days with October snowfalls in the 72-year data archive, and one day in September!
Two years, last year and this year, had two days with October snowfalls.


Sorted by earliest to Latest:

September 29,1985:  0.8 inches
October  9,  1970:  6.6 inches
October 10,  2009:  1.2 inches
October 10,  1987:  0.3 inches
October 14,  2018:  3.5 inches
October 18,  1976:  0.4 inches
October 22,  1996:  1.0 inch 
October 22,  1979:  0.4 inches
October 23,  2002:  2.4 inches
October 25, 2020:  0.4 inches
October 26, 2020:  2.5 inches

October 26,  1997: 13.2 inches
October 27,  1980:  3.3 inches 
October 28, 2019:  0.5 inches
October 30, 2019:  0.2 inches

October 31,  1991:  2.3 inches