Documenting Climate Data Relative to Pesticide Injury
July 27, 2017
With dicamba injury reports surging during the past few weeks, we want the public to be aware that historical data is available to research whether climatic conditions were a contributing factor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.