Lincoln Weather Records

Lincoln, Nebraska weather averages and records from 1882–2024 based on data made available by the NOAA.
All-Time Recorded High
The highest temperature ever recorded in Lincoln, Nebraska was 117 °F which occurred on July 25, 1936.
Highest Temperatures: All-Time By Year
All-Time Recorded Low
The lowest temperature ever recorded in Lincoln, Nebraska was -33 °F which occurred on January 12, 1974.
Lowest Temperatures: All-Time By Year
Lincoln Weather by Month
Averages based on the years 1991–2020
Month Average (°F) Record (°F) Average (inches)
High ☀️ Low 🌙 High ☀️ Low 🌙 Precipitation 💧 Snow ❄️
January 35.1 13.8 73 -33 0.7 6.8
February 40.0 17.8 77 -31 0.9 7.1
March 53.1 28.2 91 -19 1.5 3.4
April 64.3 38.6 97 3 2.7 1.2
May 74.5 50.6 106 22 4.9 0.1
June 84.7 61.6 111 37 4.5 0.0
July 88.9 66.2 117 45 3.2 0.0
August 86.7 63.6 115 39 3.3 0.0
September 79.6 53.7 110 26 2.9 0.0
October 66.1 40.4 98 0 2.1 0.9
November 51.1 27.3 87 -11 1.3 1.5
December 38.8 17.6 75 -27 1.2 5.4
Entire year 63.7 40.0 117 -33 29.3 26.4
More Lincoln Weather Records
1882–2024
Highest daily low 90 °F July 25, 1936
Lowest daily high -10 °F December 24, 1983
Greatest daily range
(Difference of high and low)
73 °F February 15, 1967
Greatest difference in daily high
over two conscutive days
59 °F Feb 15–16, 1967
Most daily precipitation 8.4 inches August 29, 1910
Most monthly precipitation 14.6 inches June 1967
Most yearly precipitation 42.6 inches 1965
Most yearly days with precipitation 127 1993
Earliest snow in season September 29 1985
Latest snow in season May 5 1944
Most daily snow 16.0 inches February 11, 1965
Most monthly snow 35.7 inches February 1965
Most yearly snow 56.6 inches 1915
Most snow in a winter 62.0 inches 1964–1965
Greatest snow accumulation 145.0 inches January 31, 1936
Earliest freeze September 15 1993
Earliest day ≥ 90 °F March 16 2015
Earliest day ≥ 100 °F May 14 2013
Latest freeze May 29 1947
Latest day ≥ 90 °F October 29 1937
Latest day ≥ 100 °F September 28 1953
Most days in a year < 0 °F 33 1979
Most days in a year < 32 °F 164 2013
Most days in a year ≥ 80 °F 153 1939
Most days in a year ≥ 90 °F 91 1936
Most days in a year ≥ 100 °F 57 1936
Most days in a year ≥ 110 °F 16 1936
Lincoln Weather Streaks
Most consecutive days...
With precipitation 10 days Sep 17–26, 1993
Without precipitation 57 days Sep 21 – Nov 16, 1952
With snow 6 days Mar 2–7, 1960
High temperature at or
below freezing
46 days Jan 7 – Feb 21, 1978
High temperature ≥ 80 °F 90 days May 26 – Aug 23, 1934
High temperature ≥ 90 °F 43 days Jul 8 – Aug 19, 1934
High temperature ≥ 100 °F 19 days Jul 8–26, 1934
High temperature ≥ 110 °F 4 days Jul 18–21, 1934
Plant Hardiness Zone
5B
Lincoln is in plant hardiness zone 5B
based on average yearly minimum temperature from 1991–2020
Lincoln Weather by Year
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Years Station Coordinates
1968–2024 Lincoln Municipal Airport location
1922–1967 Lincoln Agronomy Farm location
1882–1921 Lincoln University Farm location