Nebraska Mesonet

Robert Swap speaks at podium
Robert Swap, an official with NASA's Earth Science Division, addresses the Harnessing the Heartland conference. The new regional initiative will develop collaborative strategies drawing on input from Midwest residents, communities and institutions. (Photo by Russell Shaffer, Rural Prosperity Nebraska)

Husker Faculty, NASA Pursue Partnerships on Midwest Climate Resilience

March 28, 2024
In a new initiative, scientists from multiple institutions across the nation will collaborate on climate resilience research to help the Midwest address drought, extreme wind events and floods.

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Deborah Bathke mugshot

Bathke Selected to Serve as Interim State Climatologist

February 1, 2024
In her new role, Bathke will lead efforts to complete a report assessing impacts of climate change, requested by the Nebraska Legislature.

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Ruben Behnke mugshot
Ruben Behnke, a climatologist specializing in the practical application of meteorological data, is the new manager of the Nebraska Mesonet. (IANR News image)

Climatologist Behnke is New Manager of Nebraska Mesonet Weather Data Network

June 9, 2023
Behnke, who worked more than five years with the South Dakota Mesonet, began his duties as Nebraska Mesonet manager earlier this spring.

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Nebraska Mesonet weather station
Nebraska Mesonet staff commemorated a new weather station's first day of observations in July 2021 with this photo. Located in Big Springs, the weather station is funded by UNL's West Central Research and Extension Center. (Photo by Nebraska Mesonet)

Financial Drought Prompts Closures, Uncertainty for Mesonet’s Future

December 1, 2022
It's been providing vital climatological data since 1981, but now the Nebraska Mesonet is slowly disappearing from the map. It needs a champion.

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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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Nebraska map showing soil temperatures on March 7, 2019

Soil Temperature Resources

March 8, 2019
An array of web sites and a mobile app provide daily updates of soil temperature data and frost depth to aid in your management decisions. Check out these resources and be sure to bookmark your favorites for future use.

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Sites reporting weather data to Nebraska Mesonet
Sites reporting weather data to Nebraska Mesonet

Survey: What do YOU want from Nebraska Mesonet?

September 4, 2018
Farmers, consultants and others in the Nebraska agriculture community are invited to take a short survey from the Nebraska State Climate Office to share how they use and value weather data from Nebraska Mesonet.

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