Average Weather in Holdrege Nebraska, United States
In Holdrege, the summers are warm and mostly clear and the winters are freezing, dry, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 18°F to 88°F and is rarely below 1°F or above 97°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Holdrege for warm-weather activities is from early June to early September.
The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 30 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 88°F and low of 65°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 23 to February 27, with an average daily high temperature below 47°F. The coldest day of the year is January 2, with an average low of 18°F and high of 37°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
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In Holdrege, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Holdrege begins around June 4 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around October 29. On July 8, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 74% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 26% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 29 and lasts for 7.2 months, ending around June 4. On March 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 48% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Holdrege varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.9 months, from April 17 to September 12, with a greater than 21% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on June 6.
The drier season lasts 7.1 months, from September 12 to April 17. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on January 15.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Holdrege changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 9.4 months, from February 20 to December 4. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 37% on June 6.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.6 months, from December 4 to February 20. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 3% on February 9.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Holdrege experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.8 months, from February 27 to November 22, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 29, with an average total accumulation of 3.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 22 to February 27. The least rain falls around January 14, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Holdrege does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Holdrege varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 17 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 4 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:06 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 7 minutes later at 8:13 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:10 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 1 minute later at 9:11 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Holdrege during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases
Holdrege experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from June 13 to September 9, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 9% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 25, with muggy conditions 38% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 24, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Holdrege experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from February 4 to June 2, with average wind speeds of more than 11.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.1 months, from June 2 to February 4. The calmest day of the year is August 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Holdrege varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 5.6 months, from April 30 to October 18, with a peak percentage of 54% on August 23. The wind is most often from the north for 6.4 months, from October 18 to April 30, with a peak percentage of 39% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Holdrege throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Holdrege for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to early September, with a peak score in the third week of August.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Holdrege for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Holdrege typically lasts for 5.7 months (172 days), from around April 24 to around October 13, rarely starting before April 6 or after May 10, and rarely ending before September 24 or after November 1.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Holdrege should appear around March 31, only rarely appearing before March 17 or after April 20.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from April 27 to August 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 3 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 2.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Holdrege are 40.440 deg latitude, -99.370 deg longitude, and 2,329 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Holdrege is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 59 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,314 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (262 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,263 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Holdrege is covered by cropland (82%) and artificial surfaces (14%), within 10 miles by cropland (91%), and within 50 miles by cropland (56%) and grassland (44%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Holdrege, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Holdrege.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Holdrege according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Holdrege is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Holdrege and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Brewster Field (98%, 2.8 kilometers, east); Jim Kelly Field (1.3%, 52 kilometers, northwest); McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport (0.4%, 107 kilometers, west); and Hill City Municipal Airport (0.4%, 125 kilometers, south).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .