Cities in Moutain Standard Time Zone include Scotts Bluff, Chadron, Alliance, Sidney, Imperial and Ogallala. Daylight Saving Times are used in Nebraska time zones during summer. Currently the east part observes Central Daylight Time, the west part observes
Current Nebraska Time (Central Time Zone)
Nebraska is divided in two time zones: Central Time Zone and Mountain Time Zone .
Most of Nebraska is in the Central Time Zone in the United States. Central Standard Time (CST) is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-6).
Mountain Time is observed by 18 of 93 counties, primarily located in the western panhandle of the state.
What is the time zone of Nebraska?
The state of Nebraska is divided into two time zones. The majority, including the cities of Omaha and Lincoln are in the Central Time zone and observing daylight savings so there are two different clocks depending on the time of year.
The time zone of 19 western counties, covering about 35% of Nebraska, are in the Mountain Time zone and also observing daylight savings so there are two different clocks depending on the time of year.
Nebraska neighbouring states such as Kansas, Missouri, Iowa are in the Central time zone. But you will be entering the Mountain Time zone when crossing the border with Colorado and Wyoming. The state of South Dakota is just as Nebraska split into two zones so the time depends on the location where you enter.
The Nebraska boundary line between two time zones follows the easter county borders of Dundy, Chase, Perkins, Keith, Arthur and south/east border of Hooker. Cherry, being the largest county of the state, has dual times with central time being observed in about 35% of the land measured from the east county border.
The official border is defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §71.7. (c):
Nebraska is using daylight savings as also documented in the Uniform Time Act of 1966. During daylight savings the time changes from Standard time to Daylight time, so CST becomes CDT and MST becomes MDT depending on the location.
It starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. In March the clock is moved forward from 02.00 am to 03.00 am (so you will lose an hour of sleep during the night). While in November it’s reversed as the clock is moved backward from 03.00 am to 02.00 am and you will gain an extra hour of sleep. One way of remembering the movement sequence is that clocks “spring forward and fall back”.
The total period of daylight savings lasts for 34 weeks which is about 65% of the year.
The time with the symbol , as well as the winter symbol, corresponds to the local time or standard UTC/GMT time zone, with the difference that the time zone does not change throughout the year. Some examples with No dst:
For example, if the symbol appears on the clock and you want to know the local time zone, the (UTC/GMT), you must subtract one hour (except Lord Howe 30 minutes) If the clock shows the symbol
Daylight Saving Time or summer time, -except Lord Howe Island- it is 1h. more with respect to the standard o local time zone. Winter Time or Standard local time UTC/ GMT, is the one used the rest of the year, when there is no DST summer time. Do not use daylight saving time throughout the year. (No Daylight Saving Time). The whole year uses the same time zone.
Where in Nebraska does the time change to mountain time?
Where is the line between Mountain and Central time in Nebraska?
Where is the time zone split in Nebraska?
Is North Platte NE in Central Time Zone?