Snow Climatology for Grand Island, Nebraska

Some Quick Snow Facts for Grand Island (normals based on 30-year period from 1981 to 2010):
  • Normal Annual Snowfall: 29.0 inches (the official snowfall season starts July 1st and runs through June 30th of the following year)
  • Average Number of Days with 1.0 inch or more: 8.6 days
  • Average Number of Days with 3.0 inches or more: 3.1 days
  • Average Number of Days with 6.0 inches or more: 0.9 days
  • Record Daily Snowfall: 17.8" on March 20, 2006
  • Record Single-Storm Snowfall: 21.6" on March 19-21, 2006
  • Record Snowfall for a Month: 29.7" in February, 1915
  • Record Snowfall for a Season: 86.7" in 1914-15 

Earliest Snowfall Latest Snowfall
Criteria Amount Date Criteria Amount Date
Measurable 3.0" Sept. 20, 1995 Measurable 4.5" May 28, 1947
1.0" or more 3.0" Sept. 20, 1995 1.0" or more 4.5" May 28, 1947
4.0" or more 7.0" Oct. 25, 1997 4.0" or more 4.5" May 28, 1947

 

Month Record Monthly Snowfall (inches) Record Snow Depth On Any Morning (inches) Record Storm Total
Snowfall (inches)
Normal Monthly
Snowfall (inches)
(1981-2010)
January 26.0" in 1932 18" on the 11th, 1974 12.0" on the 30th and 31st, 2002 6.5"
February 29.7" in 1915 28" on the 11th-15th, 1905 15.1" on the 17th-18th, 1984 6.3"
March 23.5" in 1915 16" on the 21st-22nd, 2006 21.6" on the 19th-21st, 2006 5.4"
April 12.0" in 1913 12" on the 10, 1913 12.0" on the 10th, 1913 1.5"
May 4.5" in 1947 4" on the 3rd, 1967 4.5" on the 28th, 1947 None
June None None None None
July None None None None
August None None None None
September 3.8" in 1985 1"on the 29th, 1985 3.8" on the 29th, 1985 0.1"
October 9.8" in 1991 6" on the 25th-27th, 1997 9.8" on the 30th-31st, 1991 1.0"
November 17.1" in 1983 14" on the 28th, 1983 13.8" on the 26th- 28th, 1983 3.1"
December 26.5" in 2009 20" on the 22nd-25th, 1968 15.0" on the 19th-21st, 1914 5.1"

 

Top 10 Snowiest Seasons Top 10 Least Snowiest Seasons*
Amount (inches) Year/Season Amount (inches) Year/Season
86.7" 1914-15 7.6" 1903-04
78.6" 1983-84 8.8" 1933-34
54.4" 1968-69 9.3" 1901-02
48.9" 1992-93 10.7" 1967-68
48.7" 1931-32 10.8" 1965-66
48.5" 1973-74 11.1" 1927-28
46.6" 1959-60 11.3" 2006-07
46.0" 1978-79 12.2" 1913-14
45.6" 1947-48 12.5" 1905-06
44.5" 2009-10 13.3" 1937-38

*Please note: Snowfall records during the years 1906-1912 are very incomplete and/or errant, and are regarded as "unusable" for rankings of the least-snowiest seasons

** Last Updated: 02/19/13


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