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Snow for Crofton?


Crofton students may be hoping for a snow day sometime soon as we near the end of November and into the cold month of December. The earliest first snow of the season in Lincoln was recorded September 29, 1985 and the latest first snowfall was recorded Dec. 31, 2006 according to the University of Nebraska Lincoln. The greatest amount of snow to fall in 24 hours in Nebraska occurred on March 27, 1939 when 24 inches fell in Arthur according to currentresults.com, but that is nothing compared to the biggest one-day snowfall ever in the United States. Five feet and three inches fell in Georgetown, Colorado on Dec. 12, 1913.

This year in Nebraska, the first measurable snow fell west of Kimball near the Wyoming border on October 8. According to Crofton’s weather observer, David Zavadil and his website zavadil.org, over the last 28 years the greatest amount of total annual snowfall to hit Crofton in one season came in 1994 when nearly 60 inches fell. A little less snow fell in 2008 and in 2016 almost 50 inches fell. With predicted high temps in the 40s and 50s and very little precipitation, it does not look like we will be having measureable snow until after Thanksgiving.