How Much/Often Does It Snow In October

October 2009 was one for the record books, at least for North Platte. Snow is more common in the following months, however, over recorded history snow often falls in the month of October in western Nebraska, and not just during the last week. The snowfall is usually wet and even the heavier amounts don't last more than a day or two. Below are some statistics for October snow storms reported at North Platte.

North Platte
One Calendar Day
October Snowfall Total
Rank Month Snowfall
(Inches)
1 October 10, 2009 11.8
2 October 29, 1896 11.5
3 October 15, 1969 8.8
4 October 30, 2009 7.3
5 October 26, 1970 6.0
6 October 23, 2002 5.7
7 October 29, 2009 5.0
8 October 22, 2009 4.2
9 October 23, 1995 4.1
10 October 26, 1897 4.0
October 22, 1906 4.0
October 30, 1991 4.0
 
North Platte
Two Calendar Day*
October Snowfall Total
Rank Year Snowfall
(Inches)
1 October 9-10, 2009 13.8
2 October 29-30, 1896 13.0
3 October 29-30, 2009 12.3
4 October 22-23, 1906 7.3
5 October 30-31, 1991 7.1
6 October 21-22, 1906 6.5
7 October 22-23, 2002 5.8
October 29-30, 1959 5.8
9 October 24-25, 1997 5.7
10 October 26-27, 1897 5.0
(*Two Calendar Day - both days recorded at least a trace of snowfall)

North Platte
Snowfall Days
During the Month of October
Rank Days with Snow - Year Total Monthly
Snowfall (inches)
Average 1.6 1.0
1 10 - 1969 15.7
2 9 - 2009 30.3
9 - 1925 4.8
4 5 - 1970 9.0
5 - 2002 8.2
5 - 1991 7.3
5 - 1972 0.8
5 - 1993 Trace
9 4 - (7 years) 3.0 to Trace
 
North Platte
Snowiest October
Rank Year Total Monthly
Snowfall
(Inches)
1 2009 30.3
2 1969 15.7
3 1896 13.0
4 1906 9.8
5 1970 9.0
6 2002 8.2
7 1991 7.3
1959 7.3
9 1916 6.3
10 1997 5.7

North Platte - Last 10 Years
Month of October
Snowfall Days / Total Snowfall
Year Days with Snow Snowfall
(Inches)
2001 0 ---
2002 5 8.2
2003 0 ---
2004 0 ---
2005 0 ---
2006 4 0.8
2007 0 ---
2008 3 1.1
2009 9 30.3
2010 0 ---


 
Page composition by
Matthew Masek
Updated 2010

 


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