Fun Climate Facts for Omaha

We’re often asked questions such as "When was the last time?" or "Was that a record, or the highest or lowest?"  Here are some interesting weather statisics for Omaha.  Records date back to 1872 and temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Temperatures

 

Hottest                        114  July 25, 1936

Coldest                       -32   January 5, 1884

Highest Minimum          86  August 5, 1930 and August 5, 1936

Coldest Maximum        -14  February 8, 1899

Warmest Month           86.7  July 1936

Coldest Month             6.5  February 1936

(December 1983 was the second coldest at 7.8)

 

Consecutive days with the maximum temperature 32 degrees or colder   46   January 7, through February 21, 1978

 

Consecutive days of minimum temperatures of 0 or colder  21  January 22 through February 11, 1936

 

Consecutive hours 0 or colder   203  from 3am 12/17/1983 through 1pm 12/25/1983

 

Earliest first freeze   September 18, 1901

 

Latest first freeze     November 13, 1915     (Average October 10)

 

Earliest last freeze     March 21, 1928

 

Latest last freeze       May 13, 1997             (Average April 22)

 

Latest high of 100 in a season      September 28, 1953

 

Earliest high of 100 in a season    May 29, 1934

 

Earliest low of 0 or colder in a season   November 7, 1991

 

Latest low of 0 or colder in a season     Two seasons recorded no 0 or colder Temperatures, 1930-31 and 1982-83

 

Precipitation  (amounts in inches)

Heaviest 24 hour rainfall   7.03   August 26-27, 1903 (10.48 inches fell at Omaha Eppley on August 6-7, 1999, but at that time Eppley was not the official precipitation data site for Omaha).

Most rain in a month  14.7   May 1996

Driest month     Trace    held by several fall/winter months

Wettest year    48.92     1883           (normal is 29.39)

Driest year       14.9       1934

(Totals include rain and liquid equivalent or melted snow/sleet/freezing rain)

Snowiest year    74.2    1983              (normal is 27.1)

Least snowiest     8.3     1954

Snowiest Month   29.2   March 1912

Heaviest snow in a calendar day 18.3  February 11, 1965

Heaviest storm total    18.9  March 14-15, 1923

Miscellaneous

Most consecutive days with a snow depth of 1 inch or more    75   January 14 through March 28, 1960.

Highest Barometric pressure    31.07 inches January 25, 1905 and December 29, 1917 (31.04 inches was recorded 12/24/1983)

Lowest Barometric pressure    28.76 inches March 26, 1950

 

 

 

 

 

 



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