Nebraska State Climate Office

Nebraska map showing trends in average annual temperature, by Nebraska district

Nebraska’s Changing Climate ― Highlights from the 4th National Climate Assessment December 6, 2018

A study of Nebraska's climate data indicates changes in temperature and precipitation patterns that will directly affect many areas of Nebraska agricultural production by mid-century. Among these changes are wetter springs, more high-heat days in summer, and a longer growing season.

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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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NOAA US precipitation forecast for April 11-18

Spring Still Elusive as Cold then Rains to Quickly Follow Warm-up April 11, 2018

With the first half of April as much as 20 degrees below normal temperatures, growers are wondering when a long-term warm-up is in sight. See what climatologist Al Dutcher forecasts for the second half of April in this week's story.

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Figure 1. Weekly average soil temperatures as of Thursday, April 5.

Soil Temperatures Reported Daily April 6, 2018

Soil temperatures, taken at 4 inches below bare soil, are reported daily in CropWatch in both maps and in a table for multiple locations in Nebraska.

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Documenting Climate Data Relative to Pesticide Injury July 27, 2017

With dicamba injury reports surging during the past few weeks, we want the public to be aware that historical data is available to research whether climatic conditions were a contributing factor.

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Nebraska map showing median dates for 30 F freeze in spring
Figure 1. Median date of last 30°F temperature in spring. (Source: Nebraska State Climate Office)

Nebraska Springs Trending to Warmer and Wetter Conditions April 14, 2017

Nebraska climatologists discuss changing conditions in the state, identifying a trend toward slightly warmer and wetter springs. Three maps show median and early and last freeze dates across the state.

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Potential Impact on Crops from Changes in Spring Climate Trends April 7, 2017

A shift toward warmer and wetter springs may create opportunities and also challenges for Nebraska farmers. The change may alter the timing of many agricultural processes, management decisions, pest pressures as well as growing season length. This article outlines potential impacts and their effects in a number of these areas.

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Nebraska State Climate Office website
Nebraska State Climate Office website

Nebraska State Climate Office Launches Websites September 21, 2016

The Nebraska State Climate Office has launched two new sites offering weather data (current and historical) and more reporting locations and for some, hourly updates.

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