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2020 SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA
NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER PRECIPITATION

(for 24 counties in the NWS Hastings coverage area)
(see bottom tables for winter 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasonal snowfall)

The highest reported amount under each month indicated in BLUE, the lowest amount in RED.

According to 30-year data from NCDC 1981-2010, normal annual precipitation across this 24-county area generally ranges from 23-30 inches, with the lowest part of this range including far western locations such as Gothenburg and Cambridge, and the highest part of this range including far eastern locations near Highway 81 such as York and Hebron.

Station Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2020 Total
Arcadia 2W 0.52 0.11 2.54 0.55 4.55 3.31 3.62 0.31 0.59 0.84 0.88 0.79 18.61
Aurora 4N MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG 1.49 4.06 1.02 1.64 MSG 1.31 0.68 MSG
Beaver City 0.62 0.75 1.78 0.26 4.29 2.24 5.95 0.24 1.29 0.21 0.06 0.71 18.40
Belgrade 0.96 0.04 2.52 0.57 4.68 1.78 4.79 0.75 1.52 0.90 2.04 0.66 21.21
Blue Hill 4SW 1.11 MSG MSG MSG 5.62 MSG MSG MSG 1.32 MSG 1.56 0.72 MSG
Bradshaw 1.30 0.07 2.46 1.00 5.57 MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG
Cambridge 0.55 0.39 2.05 0.12 4.17 2.90 7.25 0.21 0.92 0.26 0.12 0.76 19.70
Lexington 6SSE (Canaday) 0.26 0.17 1.45 0.28 4.76 2.68 2.59 0.31 0.50 0.14 0.12 0.63 13.89
Clay Center 6 ESE 0.78 0.06 1.35 0.38 3.97 2.42 5.78 3.59 1.15 0.38 2.01 0.68 22.55
Clay Center 0.89 0.05 1.48 0.52 3.90 1.72 3.86 2.45 1.21 0.25 1.64 0.62 18.59
Edison 0.55 0.78 1.81 0.21 3.70 2.39 4.55 0.13 1.02 0.18 0.06 0.51 15.89
Elwood 8S 0.59 0.59 1.83 0.27 2.80 2.22 4.42 0.63 0.66 0.11 0.07 0.69 14.88
Franklin 0.73 0.70 1.76 0.35 5.64 2.20 6.73 0.17 1.24 0.16 0.92 0.29 20.89
Geneva 1.09 0.07 1.79 0.78 5.71 4.87 6.46 1.95 1.27 0.49 1.63 0.64 26.75
Genoa 2W 1.11 0.05 3.09 0.53 6.12 2.11 4.31 0.46 1.54 0.94 1.77 0.62 22.65
Gothenburg 0.28 0.61 1.62 0.73 5.17 1.08 5.29 0.84 0.70 0.29 0.50 0.84 17.95
Grand Island Airport 1.18 0.11 2.86 0.76 7.48 1.82 4.55 0.54 1.24 0.08 1.16 1.20 22.98
Greeley 0.81 0.05 2.46 0.55 4.53 0.95 4.57 0.42 0.97 1.00 0.92 0.86 18.09
Gresham 3W 1.07 0.07 2.74 1.15 5.19 2.97 4.51 1.13 2.04 0.68 2.31 1.03 24.89
Harlan County Lake 0.62 0.29 1.76 0.30 5.36 2.46 4.95 0.87 0.82 0.15 MSG 0.26 MSG
Hastings Airport 0.98 0.13 2.19 0.88 4.50 0.97 3.14 0.39 1.16 0.21 1.38 0.81 16.74
Hastings NWS Office 1.00 0.15 2.25 0.76 5.14 1.37 4.19 0.47 1.33 0.34 1.46 0.81 19.27
Hebron 1.85 0.04 2.02 0.39 3.16 5.81 16.70 1.69 3.45 0.12 1.52 0.47 37.22
Holdrege 0.73 0.27 1.67 0.50 5.85 2.14 4.55 0.53 0.97 0.28 0.40 1.12 19.01
Hubbell 1.67 0.04 1.33 0.65 3.22 6.34 12.01 0.51 2.02 0.13 1.33 0.39 29.64
Kearney Airport 0.82 0.27 2.13 0.77 6.66 1.67 1.81 0.35 1.14 0.17 0.60 0.91 17.30
Loup City 0.78 0.08 2.35 0.70 5.14 1.82 3.99 0.27 1.02 0.76 0.51 0.93 18.35
McCool Junction MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG
Miller 0.66 0.11 2.09 0.70 6.77 1.77 4.04 0.40 0.67 0.19 0.33 0.93 18.66
Minden 0.91 0.23 2.45 0.32 7.91 1.12 2.41 0.24 1.15 0.26 0.65 0.76 18.41
Naponee 0.90 0.14 1.24 0.24 6.55 1.59 6.50 0.46 0.74 0.15 0.88 0.40 19.79
Nelson 1.15 0.09 1.29 0.62 3.44 4.28 5.02 1.66 1.13 0.08 1.45 0.47 20.68
North Loup 0.86 0.05 MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG 0.94 0.92 0.88 0.82 MSG
Orleans 1W 0.64 0.28 1.52 0.19 5.41 2.96 4.75 0.76 0.89 0.18 0.15 0.44 18.17
Ord Airport 0.77 0.14 2.30 0.70 4.14 2.59 7.79 0.28 0.57 1.16 0.77 0.73 21.94
Ord 0.77 0.14 2.59 0.73 3.97 2.32 7.98 0.49 0.66 1.33 0.83 0.73 22.54
Osceola 1.41 0.05 3.24 0.64 4.87 2.55 5.12 1.09 1.52 0.73 1.60 1.51 24.33
Oxford 6NNW 0.41 0.21 1.68 0.24 4.28 2.22 4.36 1.00 0.99 0.14 0.14 0.48 16.15
Polk 1.48 0.06 3.10 0.63 5.04 1.26 4.06 1.23 1.27 0.65 1.11 0.71 20.60
Ravenna 0.63 0.07 2.16 0.73 7.00 0.63 6.53 0.15 0.82 0.11 0.67 1.09 20.59
Red Cloud 1.02 0.13 0.89 0.14 4.40 1.65 7.94 0.16 1.12 0.12 1.46 0.29 19.32
St. Paul 1.03 0.18 2.67 0.94 5.36 1.39 2.87 0.09 1.23 0.70 1.72 0.93 19.11
Shelby 3NE 1.16 0.05 2.94 0.57 4.33 4.21 5.62 0.53 1.66 0.74 1.68 1.30 24.79
Shickley 4S 1.91 0.06 1.25 0.57 3.35 4.67 6.98 1.79 1.04 0.16 1.37 1.03 24.18
Superior 0.84 0.09 0.93 0.35 3.35 3.34 13.23 1.59 1.09 0.11 1.59 0.31 26.82
Wilsonville 0.55 0.70 2.50 0.12 4.43 2.15 6.90 0.53 1.06 0.42 0.04 0.65 20.05
York 3N 1.36 0.13 2.31 1.21 4.81 1.43 6.02 1.61 1.64 0.34 2.32 1.14 24.32

 



WINTER 2019-2020 SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA
COOPERATIVE OBSERVER SNOWFALL

The highest reported amount under each month indicated in BLUE, the lowest amount in RED.
T* indicates hail was reported during the month.

Station Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Season
Arcadia 2W 0.0 T 8.8 16.1 2.5 3.0 5.0 3.3 T* 38.7
Beaver City 0.0 T 8.2 6.4 2.4 7.5 3.0 T 0.0 27.5
Belgrade 0.0 0.4 8.0 6.0 3.0 1.0 6.0 5.0 0.0 29.4
Blue Hill 4SW 0.0 1.6 6.5 MSG 3.4 MSG MSG MSG 0.0 MSG
Bradshaw T 1.1 4.2 2.6 3.7 1.0 5.8 5.1 0.0 23.5
Cambridge T 2.1 10.2 4.8 1.3 3.5 7.0 0.5 0.0 29.4
Lexington 6SSE (Canaday) 0.0 1.5 7.8 8.2 0.5 4.2 0.2 1.0 0.0 23.4
Clay Center 6ESE 0.0 1.1 3.7 1.7 5.4 1.0 4.0 2.4 0.0 19.3
Clay Center 0.0 1.0 7.0 1.7 3.7 0.5 3.5 2.5 0.0 19.9
Edison 0.0 1.0 9.0 6.0 0.5 10.0 7.0 1.0 0.0 34.5
Elwood 8S 0.0 1.3 9.0 8.5 1.5 8.6 9.0 1.5 0.0 39.4
Franklin 0.0 0.5 3.5 2.4 T 1.0 4.4 T 0.0 11.8
Geneva 0.0 1.5 3.5 4.0 7.2 1.5 5.5 2.0 0.0 25.2
Genoa 2W 0.0 0.3 9.0 5.8 7.5 0.7 7.0 6.0 0.0 36.3
Grand Island Airport 0.0 1.6 10.0 5.0 4.3 2.0 4.5 3.9 0.0 31.3
Greeley 0.0 T 9.8 12.8 4.5 1.8 6.4 5.5 0.0 40.8
Gresham 3W 0.0 T 3.1 1.4 7.4 1.0 3.0 5.0 0.0 20.9
Harlan County Lake 0.0 1.0 7.1 5.0 0.5 2.5 0.5 T 0.0 16.6
Hastings NWS 0.0 1.2 8.1 5.9 4.1 2.1 5.3 2.5 0.0 29.2
Hebron 0.0 1.3 1.0 1.8 6.4 0.4 3.8 1.1 0.0 15.8
Holdrege 0.0 1.0 7.7 7.0 1.1 3.0 6.0 2.0 0.0 27.8
Hubbell T 1.6 1.1 2.7 6.9 0.4 3.0 2.0 0.0 14.7
Kearney Airport 0.0 1.7 9.0 12.8 1.8 2.9 6.2 3.0 0.0 37.4
Loup City 0.0 0.2 11.2 11.5 2.9 0.9 4.0 1.0 0.0 31.7
McCool Junction MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG
Miller 0.0 1.6 9.7 11.5 1.3 2.6 4.0 3.4 T* 34.1
Minden 0.0 1.0 7.5 8.5 1.3 2.0 7.3 1.0 0.0 28.6
Naponee 0.0 1.4 4.7 5.4 T T 4.0 0.0 T* 15.5
Nelson 0.0 2.0 3.5 1.8 6.5 0.7 4.0 1.2 0.0 19.7
North Loup 0.0 0.2 8.1 15.8 5.0 1.3 MSG MSG MSG MSG
Orleans 1W 0.0 1.9 10.8 4.6 1.2 3.4 4.4 0.7 T* 27.0
Ord 0.0 T 8.6 16.3 4.8 3.8 7.0 5.0 T* 45.5
Osceola 0.0 1.4 6.6 2.8 5.7 0.8 5.4 5.9 0.0 28.6
Oxford 6NNW 0.0 1.2 8.5 6.7 0.4 5.8 5.8 0.9 0.0 29.3
Polk 0.0 0.5 5.9 4.0 6.1 1.0 3.5 4.0 0.0 25.0
Ravenna 0.0 1.5 9.0 12.5 4.0 1.2 5.6 2.9 0.0 36.7
Red Cloud 0.0 T 1.5 3.1 4.6 0.6 5.0 0.5 0.0 15.3
St. Paul 0.0 0.4 11.0 8.6 4.1 1.9 4.9 2.2 0.0 33.1
Shelby 3NE 0.0 1.6 7.5 2.6 5.7 0.7 7.2 4.8 0.0 30.1
Shickley 4S 0.0 1.0 2.0 1.3 6.5 0.4 4.0 3.0 0.0 18.2
Superior 0.0 1.0 2.5 1.9 4.5 0.8 2.4 0.7 0.0 13.8
Wilsonville 0.0 3.0 12.0 4.5 1.5 5.0 4.0 1.0 0.0 31.0
York 3N 0.0 1.0 4.5 2.6 5.1 1.8 4.6 5.9 0.0 25.5

 



WINTER 2020-2021 SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA
COOPERATIVE OBSERVER SNOWFALL

The highest reported amount under each month indicated in BLUE, the lowest amount in RED.
T* indicates hail was reported during the month.

Station Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Season
Arcadia 2W 0.0 4.6 2.1 10.4 11.0 14.2 0.7 T 0.0 43.0
Beaver City 0.0 2.0 0.4 7.1 9.0 9.5 0.0 1.0 0.0 29.0
Belgrade T* 4.2 2.5 8.4 8.0 9.5 0.0 1.0 0.0 33.6
Blue Hill 4SW 0.0 MSG 0.4 8.3 MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG MSG
Cambridge 0.0 3.0 0.5 10.9 8.0 10.0 T 3.0 T* 35.4
Lexington 6SSE (Canaday) 0.0 1.0 1.0 11.5 7.0 12.7 0.0 0.1 0.0 33.3
Clay Center 6ESE 0.0 1.8 T 7.2 13.0 13.5 0.0 0.3 T* 35.8
Clay Center 0.0 2.0 T 8.3 11.0 13.8 0.0 0.3 0.0 35.4
Edison 0.0 1.8 0.5 6.9 6.0 10.0 T 2.0 0.0 27.2
Elwood 8S 0.0 2.0 0.5 9.1 8.4 8.4 T 3.5 0.0 31.9
Franklin 0.0 1.5 T 3.5 8.5 13.5 0.0 3.0 0.0 30.0
Geneva 0.0 1.0 0.0 7.5 11.2 13.7 0.0 0.5 0.0 33.9
Genoa 2W 0.0 5.3 4.0 10.5 11.0 12.5 0.0 T 0.0 43.3
Grand Island Airport 0.0 0.7 0.8 12.0 12.6 13.4 0.0 0.2 0.0 39.7
Greeley 0.0 6.4 4.6 9.4 8.6 9.5 0.0 T 0.0 38.5
Gresham 3W 0.0 1.0 T 8.5 15.5 10.8 0.0 T 0.0 35.8
Harlan County Lake 0.0 3.0 MSG 3.9 10.0 15.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 MSG
Hastings NWS T* 2.8 0.2 11.1 10.3 15.2 0.0 0.5 0.0 40.1
Hebron 0.0 0.3 0.0 5.6 13.4 18.7 0.0 2.0 0.0 40.0
Holdrege 0.0 2.0 1.0 12.8 10.0 8.5 0.0 3.0 0.0 37.3
Hubbell 0.0 0.2 T 4.5 12.5 12.5 0.0 2.0 0.0 31.7
Kearney Airport 0.0 2.0 0.8 11.0 7.7 12.0 0.0 3.3 0.0 36.8
Loup City 0.0 3.5 1.0 12.3 10.2 13.8 0.0 T 0.0 40.8
Miller 0.0 1.0 1.1 12.1 9.2 13.7 0.5 4.6 0.0 42.2
Minden 0.0 3.5 0.5 9.9 9.8 13.0 0.0 4.0 T* 40.7
Naponee 0.0 1.5 0.5 4.5 10.1 9.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 28.6
Nelson 0.0 0.4 T 5.5 11.6 14.6 T 2.4 T* 34.5
North Loup 0.0 6.1 2.5 9.0 9.2 11.5 0.0 T 0.0 38.3
Orleans 1W 0.0 2.8 0.4 6.3 10.1 9.9 0.0 2.4 T* 31.9
Ord 0.0 9.5 2.7 12.5 10.7 13.5 T T 0.0 48.9
Osceola 0.0 1.2 1.4 13.5 11.4 10.1 0.0 0.2 T* 37.8
Oxford 6NNW 0.0 3.1 0.8 8.7 7.9 9.6 0.0 2.7 0.0 32.8
Polk 0.0 0.5 0.5 13.0 11.0 9.0 0.0 T 0.0 34.0
Ravenna 0.0 1.4 0.5 11.3 9.0 12.9 0.0 T 0.0 35.1
Red Cloud 0.0 0.5 0.0 3.0 10.1 14.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 29.6
St. Paul 0.0 0.9 2.3 13.0 9.9 13.7 T T T* 39.8
Shelby 3NE 0.0 1.4 1.1 16.1 11.0 15.2 T T T* 44.8
Shickley 4S 0.0 T T 7.0 10.0 12.0 0.0 T T* 29.0
Superior 0.0 0.5 0.0 4.5 10.8 11.7 0.0 3.3 0.0 30.8
Wilsonville 0.0 6.0 1.0 8.8 7.7 11.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 37.5
York 3N 0.0 1.2 0.4 10.5 13.9 12.5 0.0 0.1 T* 38.6


( )... Partial month total due to some missing data

MSG...Missing due to no data available for month, or data appears unrepresentative

(*Please Note: All climate data presented here are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at: WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV)
 

 

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