Nebraska State Climate Office

December 2022 was Stormy and Colder than Normal

February 1, 2023
In addition to below-normal temperatures closing out 2022 in Nebraska, last year also ranks as the fourth-driest on record for the state.

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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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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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November precipitation

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — Nov. 15, 2022

November 16, 2022
The current outlook for November includes rainfall for eastern Nebraska and snow for the west on Thanksgiving, followed by a potentially statewide snow event beginning on Black Friday.

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Farm rain

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — Nov. 8, 2022

November 9, 2022
Temperatures will dip into the 20s and 30s this weekend, and a statewide precipitation event is forecast to follow on Nov. 15, most likely in the form of snow.

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October precipitation

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — Nov. 1, 2022

November 3, 2022
An active weather pattern is predicted to develop during the first half of November, and three opportunities for precipitation are forecast for Nebraska.

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Fall precipitation outlook

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — Oct. 25, 2022

October 26, 2022
The next precipitation event for Nebraska is projected to begin on Nov. 4, with rain in the eastern part of the state and snow anticipated for the western and central regions.

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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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