February is cold in Nebraska with bone-chilling cold nights and ample snowfall in the state. The average temperatures are in the cold 13°F (-10.6°C) to 45°F (7.2°C) zone across the state. Chadron in the west averages between a frigid 13°F (-10.6°C) to 42°F (5.6°C), while Omaha in the far east ranges between a cold 18°F (-7.8°C) to 38°F (3.3°C). Now and then, Chinook winds from the Rocky Mountains raise the temperatures during the winter. Ice fishing has plenty of rewards due to fewer crowds and abundant fish. Nebraska is perfect for cross-country skiing with its rolling hills and flat plains. The off-season is perfect for cozying up in the cabins of the state parks while the snow falls outside. The powdery snow makes snowshoeing enjoyable and easy for beginners. Snowstorms frequently occur in February, so keep a stack of warm clothing, food, and fuel. The vast prairie provides open skies and fantastic stargazing opportunities in February in Nebraska. Dress in layers and warm coats.