The 10 Snowiest Cities In Nebraska For 2021


We looked at the data to see which cities in Nebraska have the most snow every year.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our first time ranking the snowiest cities in Nebraska.

Sure, a Saturday morning right after a foot of fluffy snow is the best thing ever. But that same amount of snow on Tuesday in Nebraska can make a commute last forever. So just imagine it's the dead of winter, and the time of year when the ground is frozen, the air is bone chilling, and there are piles of dirty, nasty ice encrusted snow all over the place.

This is about the time of year when you're just about ready for spring -- especially in Gering, the snowiest place in Nebraska.

So, put on your parkas, snow boots and your gloves and let's go outside to see which Nebraska cities get dumped on the most every year. After analyzing all the cities in Nebraska with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list as the 10 snowiest cities in Cornhusker State.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Nebraska For 2021

  1. Gering
  2. Scottsbluff
  3. Chadron
  4. Alliance
  5. Chalco
  6. Gretna
  7. Schuyler
  8. South Sioux City
  9. La Vista
  10. Wayne

What's the snowiest place in Nebraska with more than 5,000 people? That would be Gering with an average annual snowfall of 44.6 inches.

Read on below to see where your town ranked, you snow angels.

And if you already knew these places were snowy, check out the best places to live in Nebraska or the cheapest places in Nebraska.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Nebraska For 2021

Gering, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,429
Average Annual Snowfall: 44.6 inches
More on Gering: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Scottsbluff, NE

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 14,955
Average Annual Snowfall: 41.6 inches
More on Scottsbluff: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Chadron, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,828
Average Annual Snowfall: 40.0 inches
More on Chadron: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Alliance, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,500
Average Annual Snowfall: 38.8 inches
More on Alliance: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,258
Average Annual Snowfall: 36.7 inches
More on Chalco: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Gretna, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,026
Average Annual Snowfall: 34.7 inches
More on Gretna: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Schuyler, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,196
Average Annual Snowfall: 33.4 inches
More on Schuyler: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

South Sioux City, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,315
Average Annual Snowfall: 32.8 inches
More on South Sioux City: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

La Vista, NE

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 16,895
Average Annual Snowfall: 31.8 inches
More on La Vista: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Wayne, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,553
Average Annual Snowfall: 31.8 inches
More on Wayne: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

How We Determined The Cities In Nebraska With The Most Snow

In order to rank the snowiest cities in Nebraska, we only had to scrape the database of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to see which cities in the Cornhusker State get the most annual snowfall.

Before we get too far, here are the annual snowfall rates for major cities:

  • Omaha -- 30.0 inches
  • Lincoln -- 25.9 inches
  • Bellevue -- 25.6 inches

There's a complete chart at the bottom.

If you're curious, here are the places that get the least amount of snow in Nebraska with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Beatrice -- 19.3 inches
  2. McCook -- 19.9 inches
  3. Seward -- 21.4 inches

For more Nebraska reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Nebraska

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Gering 44.6 8,429
2 Scottsbluff 41.6 14,955
3 Chadron 40.0 5,828
4 Alliance 38.8 8,500
5 Chalco 36.7 11,258
6 Gretna 34.7 5,026
7 Schuyler 33.4 6,196
8 South Sioux City 32.8 13,315
9 La Vista 31.8 16,895
10 Wayne 31.8 5,553
11 Fremont 31.3 26,483
12 Papillion 31.2 19,463
13 Ralston 30.2 5,997
14 Omaha 30.0 440,034
15 North Platte 29.4 24,420
16 Sidney 29.1 6,830
17 Blair 28.9 7,995
18 Norfolk 28.2 24,393
19 Grand Island 27.7 50,582
20 Columbus 27.6 22,584
21 Holdrege 27.1 5,528
22 Hastings 26.6 24,973
23 Nebraska City 26.0 7,301
24 Lincoln 25.9 269,726
25 Bellevue 25.6 54,067
26 Plattsmouth 25.1 6,475
27 Kearney 23.9 32,217
28 York 23.8 7,908
29 Crete 22.7 7,080
30 Lexington 22.3 10,152
31 Seward 21.4 7,109
32 Mccook 19.9 7,649
33 Beatrice 19.3 12,355

About Chris Kolmar

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