Al Dutcher - Former Associate Nebraska State Climatologist

Al Dutcher
April precipitation map

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — April 12, 2022

April 14, 2022
With an outlook of dry weather until the last week of April, the most favorable planting windows based upon widespread high temperatures exceeding 60°F is currently April 19-24.

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April precipitation outlook map

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update - April 5, 2022

April 7, 2022
With the March 31 CPC outlook, temperatures in Nebraska are still expected to be above normal through April, but precipitation chances have improved.

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April-June precip outlook graph

CPC Latest Outlooks Offer Little Drought Relief

March 23, 2022
The latest CPC outlook reports above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation are expected to continue in Nebraska until the end of summer.

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Winter 2021-22 precipitation anomalies graph

Winter 2021-22 Recap

March 23, 2022
According to preliminary findings by the National Center for Environmental Information, the 2021-22 winter season ranked as fourth-driest on record for the state of Nebraska.

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Precipitation outlook map

Spring 2022 Weather Outlook

March 8, 2022
With chances of below normal moisture and above normal temperatures through the next three months, Al Dutcher reports drought conditions across western Nebraska could rapidly intensify this spring.

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Precipitation map

Lack of Snow, Dryness Continue Winter Trend

February 14, 2022
The dryness of this winter season is expected to continue in Nebraska, as Nebraska State Associate Climatologist Al Dutcher shares his outlook for the rest of February and March.

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December average temperature map

Warmest December on Record, Derecho Highlight Start to Winter

January 20, 2022
Nebraska State Climatologist Al Dutcher reviews the unique weather events that ushered in the winter season of 2021-22 and shares his forecast for January.

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Departure from normal precipitation map

Winter Weather Outlook 2021-2022

December 2, 2021
Al Dutcher, Nebraska State climatologist, shares his analysis of the latest weather outlook, which indicates that winter weather of 2021-22 will be more active than last year.

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