Nebraska drought monitor map for July 25, 2017

As Drought Worsens, Hopes Focus on Moisture Forecast

July 27, 2017
With recent and predicted rains, soil moisture conditions may improve some in western Nebraska while eastern Nebraska may continue to dry down, says climatologist Al Dutcher.

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CPC Outlook map for Nebraska

New Interactive CPC Outlook Maps Offer More Location Detail

May 4, 2017
New interactive maps outlook maps from the Climate Prediction Center offer users an opportunity to get more customized temperature and precipitation data for their location.

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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.

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US map showing precipitation distribution for the 7 days previous to 7 a.m. April 21
Figure 1. NOAA Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD) one-week precipitation estimates ending at 7 a.m. ET April 21.

April Showers Expected to Continue in Spurts

April 21, 2016

A well forecasted spring storm system brought significant moisture to a substantial area of the southern and central High Plains this past week.

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