Nebraska State Climate Office

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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Nebraska mesonet sites

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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saturated corn field

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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Number of degree day units over 86
Number of degree day units over 86

Data Shows Timing of Temperature Extremes in June and July

August 18, 2016
This summer's temperature extremes are studied in more detail, with a focus on the number of days where highs exceeded 86 F and a forecast for cooler temperatures the second half of August.

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Ag community answers: What do you want from NSCO?

July 15, 2016

The newly formed Nebraska State Climate Office has set a goal of producing usable products with the information it collects through its statewide weather network, the Nebraska Mesonet.

To see where it should put its focus first, NSCO conducted a four-week survey of agriculture industry representatives through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension CropWatch.

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