Climate Prediction Center's Seasonal Forecast
April 20, 2017
The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) released its May and seasonal forecasts on April 20, slightly modifying its previous forecast for above normal precipitation for the western half of Nebraska through early fall. This shouldn’t come as a major surprise considering the roller coaster ride we have experienced with precipitation the past few months.
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.
Continued Rains in Early April Forecast; Possible Snow Mid-Month
April 3, 2017
While all of Nebraska has seen precipitation in the last two weeks, amounts have varied widely. More rain and possibly snow is forecast for the next two weeks and may help to improve some areas that are still abnormally dry. Find the day by day breakdown here.
As Temperatures Warm, Spring Conditions Could Turn Wet
February 8, 2017
We are now two-thirds of the way through our meteorological winter (December-February) and it is time to take stock of how the current upper air pattern will likely influence the remainder of our winter and whether these conditions will carry over into the first half of our spring season.
Short- and Long-Term Forecasts Suggest Highly Variable Winter Temperatures
November 10, 2016
Nebraska's extended summer conditions appear to be nearing an end as the temperature trend is forecast to drop mid-November. The long-lead winter forecast sees potential for a roller coaster of highs and lows traversing the state from December through February.
Much, but Not All, of Nebraska Experiences Hard Freeze
October 14, 2016
The hard freeze felt across much of east central and northeast Nebraska Oct. 13 marks the second major freeze event of the month. The first, on Oct. 6, primarily impacted western Nebraska. Now, 38 of the 56 locations listed have reported minimum temperatures of 28ºF or lower (defined as a hard freeze).
Above Normal Temps, Precipitation Forecast for Nebraska
September 23, 2016
Above normal temperatures and precipitation are forecast for October for Nebraska. A longer lead outlook indicates the potential for late winter rains that could hamper spring field operations.
Data Shows Timing of Temperature Extremes in June and July
August 18, 2016
This summer's temperature extremes are studied in more detail, with a focus on the number of days where highs exceeded 86 F and a forecast for cooler temperatures the second half of August.