Al Dutcher - Associate Nebraska State Climatologist

Al Dutcher

Work Hardin Hall (HARH) 153D North
Lincoln NE 68583-0931
Work 402-472-5206 On campus, dial 2-5206

Faculty Bio

August temp outlook

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — July 26, 2022

July 28, 2022
Another round of extended heat is likely for the first week of August, with the possibility for precipitation beginning Aug. 6.

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July 5 drought map

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — July 12, 2022

July 15, 2022
Precipitation totals expected throughout the next 10 days are low and likely won't offset current high water use demand by warm-season crops.

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Hailstorm over farmland
Out of the 292 hail damage reports throughout June in Nebraska, 52 were assessed as significant due to the hail's size of 2 inches or greater.

June 2022 was a Very Active Month for Severe Weather in Nebraska

July 7, 2022
June 2022 was a tumultuous month for Nebraska, with 16 days of severe weather events and 292 incidents of hail damage.

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Precipitation map

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — July 6, 2022

July 7, 2022
The current forecast for mid-July reflects persistent high temperatures in the 90s and 100s, with minor precipitation events expected on July 12 and July 21.

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July temperature map

Updated CPC July Outlook Continues to Favor Above-normal Temperatures, Below-normal Moisture for Nebraska

July 1, 2022
Nebraska Climatologist Al Dutcher reviews the official climate forecast for July and breaks down the potential for timely precipitation events during critical crop growth stages.

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June precipitation

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — June 28, 2021

June 29, 2022
The forecast for July includes chances of precipitation across the state beginning this weekend, followed by a return to temperatures in the 90s and 100s until mid-July.

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July precipitation map

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — June 22, 2022

June 23, 2022
The current forecast indicates multiple chances for widespread precipitation in western Nebraska during the first part of July, which may slow drought expansion and intensification.

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Abnormal precipitation map

A Little Bit of Everything This May

June 17, 2022
Below freezing conditions and wind chill temperatures in the 10s, heat indices in the triple digits, a derecho, dust storms and heavy rainfall — May brought no shortage of extreme weather to Nebraska.

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