Al Dutcher - Associate Nebraska State Climatologist

Al Dutcher

(faculty)
Work Hardin Hall (HARH) 153D
Lincoln NE 68583-0931
US
Work 402-472-5206 On-campus 2-5206

Faculty Bio

Drought monitor map for Nebraska for June 27, 2017
Drought monitor map for Nebraska for June 27, 2017

Forecast: Expect High Heat Indices after July 4 June 29, 2017

Short range numerical models bring additional chances for moisture to the eastern half of the state from July 2 through early July 4, likely the best chance for moisture for northern Nebraska through next weekend. If substantial rains in excess of 2 inches fail to materialize, there is a strong possibility that moderate drought conditions will be introduced across portions of the eastern Sandhills and northeast Nebraska next week.

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Map of accumulated GDD in Nebraska

Warmer Days Help GDD Levels Catch Up; but Rains Still Limited June 7, 2017

Above normal temperatures since June 1 have reduced accumulated GDD deficits from late April and May. Preliminary analysis suggests that GDD deficits (corn base) have been eliminated across southern Nebraska and reduced across northern Nebraska. See current GDD table.

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US map of hail events

Hail: Pre- and Post-Event Risk Management Considerations May 25, 2017

Severe weather, especially hail, is common during the Nebraska growing season. The impact to crops, structures, and equipment can be devastating, but planning and responding properly can save you time, money, and stress.

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NOAA upper air pattern for May 17, 2017

More Showers in May Forecast May 17, 2017

A very active weather pattern is currently impacting the central United States, including Nebraska, with repeated rainstorms. As we end the month, models hint at active weather for the western half of the state while the eastern half looks to remain dry.

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CPC Outlook map for Nebraska

New Interactive CPC Outlook Maps Offer More Location Detail May 4, 2017

New interactive maps outlook maps from the Climate Prediction Center offer users an opportunity to get more customized temperature and precipitation data for their location.

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Nebraska drought monitor

Forecast: Good Planting Window, but More Rains Mid Next Week May 4, 2017

It will certainly take several days of drying before most soils across the state are fit for planting, but recent models do indicate a window of opportunity for producers to make headway with their planting. The short-term forecast offers a return to normal temperatures by the end of this week with the possibility of precipitation coming back into the picture May 10.

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Nebraska map showing lows for April 26, 2017

Weather Data Shows Late April-May Cold Spells not that Uncommon in Nebraska April 26, 2017

Freezing temperatures were reported at numerous locations across western Nebraska the morning of Wednesday, April 26. Additional frost/freeze advisories were issued by the National Weather Service (Figure 1) for Thursday morning, encompassing most of west central to eastern Nebraska and north to the South Dakota border. The lowest temperature reported Wednesday morning at an NWS location was 27°F at Alliance and Sidney.

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US map of precipitation probability

Planting Delays Possible if Forecasts for Above Normal Precipitation Hold True April 20, 2017

Planting is underway in Nebraska but briefly stalled mid-week due to several storm fronts moving through.

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