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Record Snow and Cold in February

February in Review
Posted at 11:49 AM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 17:05:35-05

February was quite the month for us in Omaha and even for most of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa! Overall it was a cold, snowy month and this will go into the Top 10 lists of coldest Februaries for some of us.

In Omaha, this February was the 9th coldest on record with an average daily temperature of about 17.6 degrees. As for our average high and low? This month, our average high was only 26 and our average low was only 9 degrees! Usually, our average high and low for February is 38 and 18 degrees, respectively.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that our snow total for the month was well above average here in Omaha! Typically, Omaha receives 6.1 inches of snow during February, but this month we measured 27.0 inches of snow out at Eppley! That made for the snowiest February on record in Omaha. The old record amount of snow was 25.4 inches set back in the February of 1965.

Not only was it the snowiest February for us in Omaha, it was also our snowiest winter season! Meteorologists consider winter to be the months of December, January, and February. During that time, Omaha received 46.1 inches of snow, beating our old record of 44.3 inches set in the winter season of 2003-04.