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Old 10-05-2011, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE
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For some reason I decided October 27th would be the first snow, not saying how much, but an early prediction! =0)
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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So are winters in Lincoln or Omaha substantially less brutal than Chicago?

Also, the current unemployment rate in Lincoln is 3.6% & 4.6% in Omaha; is your economy really that healthy, compared to the 12.0% here in LA?
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:32 PM
 
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So are winters in Lincoln or Omaha substantially less brutal than Chicago?

Also, the current unemployment rate in Lincoln is 3.6% & 4.6% in Omaha; is your economy really that healthy, compared to the 12.0% here in LA?
Our economy is that healthy. The number of jobs in Omaha grew by 1.3% in the last three months. I am an example of our great economy. I landed two job offers within a week span in the IT field only just recently graduating from school in June. I started my first programming job this week and am making 50k to start.

Omaha versus Chicago climate:

The winter in Omaha in a bit warmer and dryer than Chicago. December and January is pretty close where the difference is a minimal 2 degrees warmer in Omaha. Omaha is 3 degrees warmer in October and November, 4 degrees warmer in March, 5 degrees warmer in February, 7 degrees warmer in April and the other months is moot. The average snowfall in Omaha is 26.8 inches while Chicago averages almost 40 inches a year.

The summer is also warmer by 3-6 degrees in Omaha, but the climate contains many more dry days than Chicago, however. Keep in mind that Omaha can and does get humid in the spring and summer at times. The level of humidity can get high, but not quite to the level of the south or east US. Omaha is actually dry for much of the year too when the winds are from the north, west, southwest and sometimes south. Chicago is humid for much greater portions of the year as it is further to the east where even a southwestern breeze can contain gulf moisture.

NOTE: Chicago's climate is very nice in my opinion despite how some people would consider Omaha a bit more tolerable climate. I appreciate a four season climate and Chicago is a bit more consistant at providing that. Omaha sometimes has a good, solid winter, but there are times where it can be too short. It isn't unusual for the O! to hit the 50s and 60s during the winter as it is only a few degrees cooler than Scottsbluff in the winter.

Omaha versus Scottsbluff climate:

Scottsbluff is 5 degress warmer in Jan and Feb, 4 degrees warmer in December and 2 degrees warmer in November, July and August.

Omaha and scottsbluff have the same temp average in March, September and October.

Omaha is warmer in april by 2 degrees, in May by 3 degrees and June by 1 degree.

Average snowfall: Omaha 26.8 inches and Scottsbluff is 41 inches.
Average rainfall: Omaha is 28 inches and Scottsbluff is 16 inches.

Omaha has a dryer climate than many locations in the US, but Scottsbluff is even moreso as it lies further west than Omaha. Humidity in the winter is only slightly less in Scottsbluff as the wind direction is usually west/northwest (humidity has been stated to have no impact on feel by climatologists but some still stand by it). The difference in humidity tends to be seen during the spring and summer when the wind tends to be more southerly and Omaha has a slightly better angle than Scottsbluff towards the gulf to grab some more moisture. The further east and south, the more humidity that exists and for greater durations.

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