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The city of Omaha is located in the state of Nebraska and it is the largest in the state. The climate in the city is humid continental which means cold winters and very hot summers. The humidity in the city, especially during the summer can be high and thunderstorms can be violent and severe weather can occur. Omaha is also located in tornado alley which means that there is always a risk of a powerful tornado hitting close to or in the city. The winters in Omaha weather are cool an in fact some extremely cold temperatures have been reported in the past. The city can also see snow as early as October and as late as April but the snow accumulation is not usually significant.
Omaha weather is not for the faint hearted during the summer. July is the hottest month of the year with an average high temperature of 87.1 Fahrenheit (or 30.6 Celsius). Hotter temperatures can happen and usually do several days in a row. The hottest temperature ever recorded in the city of Omaha was 114 degrees Fahrenheit (46 Celsius). Most of the rain falls during the summer with the exception of early May, which is in the spring. There is also a lot of sun in the city of Omaha during the summer. The summer is also the time of the year when you can see violent thunderstorms and tornados coming close to the city so visit www.omahaweather.net to track weather systems in the area if you are visiting them.
If the hot temperatures and risk of severe weather is too much for you, then visiting in the fall may be your best option. Precipitation goes down the moment September arrives and by the time November is over, you only see about 6.6 days of precipitation. The temperatures at night during the fall can be a bit chilly, especially the later you get into the year. It is recommended that if you visit after the middle of October that you use a heavy coat if you are planning to go out at night. You can get a better idea of Omaha weather in the fall by visiting Omaha Weather.Net. There is a chance for extreme weather but it is much lower during this season.
People who never have visited Omaha may have the wrong idea of its weather. Most of the people think of a city that is warm throughout the year, but the winters can be rather cold. The city sees an average of 26.5 inches (67.3 centimeters) of snow every year that can be seen as early as October and as late as April. The snowiest month is February which sees an average of 6.3 inches of snow (16 centimeters) every year. Getting an idea of the winter conditions in Omaha from Omaha Weather.Net before you travel should be done to avoid big surprises. Though the weather is cold, it can in some cases give you a surprise hot day.
The month of May is the rainiest month in Omaha weather with an average of 12.3 days of precipitation each year. The temperatures are usually mild during the spring and that is why a lot of people choose to visit Omaha during this time of the year. In March the average high temperature is 50.6 Fahrenheit (10.3 Celsius) but by the time May arrives that temperature has gone up to 73.5 Fahrenheit (23.1 Celsius). The nights can still be chilly; in March you will definitely need a coat and in May a sweater might do. The spring is also the time when you will start seeing the sunshine hours increasing, although you will not get as much as you would during the summer.
Omaha sees its share of violent weather every year. Mostly in the form of heavy thunderstorms, but tornados also happen every year. The city of Omaha has had some of the costliest and most damaging tornados in American history. The city of Omaha was hit with an F4 tornado which people still remember as it actually hit the metropolitan area in May of 1975. After it was all said and done, the damage was estimated to be up to 1.1 billion dollars which at the time was the costliest ever. During times of extreme weather, you should visit www.omahaweather.net especially if a storm is heading to the city. Staying updated with weather forecasts should be a priority to those visiting Omaha.