Nebraska State Climate Office

Departure from normal precipitation map

Winter Weather Outlook 2021-2022

December 2, 2021
Al Dutcher, Nebraska State climatologist, shares his analysis of the latest weather outlook, which indicates that winter weather of 2021-22 will be more active than last year.

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CPC temperature outlook map

CPC Increases the Odds of La Niña Development and Issues Official Fall Forecast

August 24, 2021
During the fall of a building La Niña event, the northern and central High Plains region has a tendency to be warmer and drier than normal, which will keep drought prospects elevated for 2022 barring an exceptionally wet late winter and spring.

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Mid-Year Weather, Drought and La Nina Update

July 15, 2021
The distinct periods of above and below normal temperatures are expected to continue in Nebraska. Respectable precipitation events in early August are anticipated.

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June-August temp forecast map

Climate Prediction Center Releases Summer Outlook

May 24, 2021
Nebraska State Climatologist Al Dutcher reviews the Climate Prediction Center's summer forecast and moving three-month forecasts.

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Fall Freeze Risk, August 2019 (Table 1)

August 8, 2019
Table 1. The odds (%) of an early fall hard freeze (28°F or less), calculated using 2019 GDD accumulations from emergence to July 31 and applying 1981-2010 GDD average accumulations for August 1 to the average first hard freeze date. The table (stacked in two parts) shows the odds for four emergence dates.

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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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Registration open for 'Nebraska Climate Conversations'

March 8, 2019
The impacts of climate change and actions that can be taken to address it will be one of the Nebraska climate topics featured at "Nebraska Climate Conversations" March 30 in Kearney.

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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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