The 3.1 inches of snow that fell overnight in Omaha set three records for May - but not a fourth.
Omaha now has two new daily records and a monthly record, but not a new calendar day record, according to Barbara Mayes, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Because the snow straddled midnight, it set two daily records:
• 1.9 inches on May 1 exceeded the previous record of 0.2 inches for that date in 1911;
• 1.2 inches on May 2, the first recorded snowfall on that date.
On the otherhand, because the snowfall straddled midnight, neither single day accumulated enough snow to exceed the 2 inches that fell May 9, 1945. That remains the most snow to fall on a single calendar day in May. Until this year, it was also the most snow to fall in the entire month of May in Omaha. This year's 3.1 inches breaks that montly record.
The 2.7 inches that fell in Lincoln Wednesday and Thursday set two daily records, Mayes said:
• 2.5 inches on May 1, first recorded snow on that date;
• .02 on May 2, first recorded snow on that date.
Neither day's total was enough to beat the calendar day set on May 3, 1967, when 3 inches fell. That amount also remains the monthly record for May in Lincoln.
Based on information available at midmorning, those are the only Nebraska records set.
In Iowa, Sioux City set a calendar day record for May 1, with 1.4 inches, according to the weather service. No new snow fell Thursday in Sioux City. The previous May 1 record for the city was 1.0 inches in 1911.
Additional snow is possible after midnight and into Friday morning. As temperatures rise, rain becomes more likely.
• Eppley: 3.1 inches
• Valley: 3
• Bellevue: 3.1
• Elkhorn: 2.7
• Gretna: 3.5
• Brownville 1.7
• Lincoln: 2.7
• Missouri Valley, Iowa: 6.2
Omaha wakes to spring snowfall: