Nebraska State Climate Office

September Continues Warm, Dry Trend as Drought Worsens

October 25, 2022
September was one of the driest on record for Nebraska, with above-normal temperatures and numerous records set for daily highs in the triple-digits.

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Nebraska has Second-driest August, Third-driest Summer on Record

September 15, 2022
Nebraska experienced the second-driest August on record (0.94 inches), just two years after the driest August on record in 2020 and a mere three years since the wettest on record (5.14 inches in 2019).

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National temperature rankings

Drought Covers 76% of Nebraska by End of July

August 18, 2022
Sustained heat in the high 90s and 100s combined with below-normal precipitation throughout July led to increased drought stress across Nebraska, with severe implications for pasture and sorghum conditions heading into August. 

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Precipitation rankings map

June Ranks in Top 10 Driest on Record for Nebraska

July 15, 2022
Despite numerous severe weather events, June 2022 was Nebraska's seventh driest on record, with 76% of the state in drought.

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Mesonet location map
Due to budgetary constraints, seven weather stations have been closed in 2022, with another nine slated for closure in the coming months. The remaining stations will continue to serve stakeholders in the agricultural industry, observing temperatures, humidity, precipitation, wind and soil conditions, and more.

Budget Woes Lead to Weather Station Closures

July 7, 2022
Seven weather stations have been closed so far in 2022, with another nine slated for closure in the coming months.

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May precip outlook map

April Brings High Winds and Deadly Wildfires

May 12, 2022
Though summer climate trends haven't changed, the latest CPC outlook reports a higher probability of wetter than normal conditions across Nebraska during May.

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Drought map

Dryness Continues as We Round Out Winter

March 9, 2022
The primary weather story this February was the continued lack of precipitation leading to expansion of drought, which covered 38% of Nebraska at the start of February and 98% by early March.

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March 2019 NSCO Climate Update

March Climate Update Reveals 'Why' Behind Historic Flood

April 12, 2019
Nebraska's historic flooding in March was the result of more than just the “bomb” cyclone; rather, the long, cold winter played a huge role. Read more about how the climatic stream of events led to the catastrophe that followed in this month’s Climate Update.

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