Offutt Air Force Base
478 Butler Blvd., Bellevue, Nebraska 68113
In Omaha, the summers are warm, humid, and wet; the winters are freezing, dry, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 16°F to 87°F and is rarely below -2°F or above 96°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 24 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 76°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 87°F and low of 68°F. The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 26 to February 27, with an average daily high temperature below 44°F. The coldest day of the year is January 13, with an average low of 16°F and high of 34°F.
The wetter season lasts 5.8 months, from April 10 to October 2, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 43% on June 7. The drier season lasts 6.2 months, from October 2 to April 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on January 9.
The average cost of living in Omaha, NE is 89, which puts it equal to the average of Nebraska and 11% lower than our nation’s average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods. In the case of Omaha, NE, the price of goods and services are 1% lower than the average of Nebraska as well as 6% lower than the nation’s average.
Offutt Air Force Base is near Omaha, Nebraska on the Missouri River, close to the Iowa border. Omaha is a stop on the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail and it’s known for its pioneer history, museums and cultural centers. The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium spearheads conservation work and features a big cat complex as well as indoor jungle, rainforest and desert habitats.
On the edge of the Missouri River, Lauritzen Gardens is a large botanical garden with seasonal exhibits. Just north, the Joslyn Art Museum showcases works by Rembrandt and Monet in art deco and contemporary buildings. The Durham Museum exhibits regional photographs and artifacts in the art deco Union Station, a former railway station. Within the cobblestoned Old Market, a shopping and dining district, lies the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. The Omaha Community Playhouse, Holland Performing Arts Center and the Rose Theater are other performing arts spaces that contribute to the city’s rich cultural scene.
Some other points of interest include Fun-plex waterpark and Rides, Mt. Crescent Ski area, Zorinsky Lake Park, and Lake Manawa State Park.