Fall precipitation

Fall Precipitation Recap — Winter/Spring Weather Thoughts

December 14, 2022
State Climatologist Al Dutcher weighs in on what it will take to get adequate soil moisture recharge this winter and predictions for next spring's weather patterns.

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High Plains Ag Lab Presented Award for 150 Years of Observation

November 3, 2022
Through the National Weather Service Cooperative Observer Program, the High Plains Ag Lab has been providing Nebraska's agriculture community with local weather observations and climate data for 150 years.

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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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Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — Oct. 12, 2022

October 13, 2022
Though predictions of precipitation next week remain uncertain, producers are encouraged to remain vigilant, as it is now the time of year where significant early snowstorm activity normally begins to develop in the U.S.

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Inflation Reduction Act: What Does it Mean for the Climate and Ag Producers?

September 29, 2022
This Center for Agricultural Profitability webinar explores the major provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act, including the climate and energy provisions, and those potentially affecting Nebraska agriculture.

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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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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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Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — Aug. 2, 2022

August 4, 2022
Though high temperatures and minimal precipitation chances are expected to continue through the first 10 days of August, a possible break from the current heat event may develop in the second half of the month.

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