Nebraska State Climate Office
June 15, 2023
Though precipitation in June has led to numerous improvements in crop, pasture and drought conditions across the state, there's been no relief from severe dryness in parts of southeastern Nebraska.
June 14, 2023
May's precipitation led to atypical extremes for both sides of the state, with the western region breaking records for rainfall and eastern areas setting new records for dryness.
Ruben Behnke, a climatologist specializing in the practical application of meteorological data, is the new manager of the Nebraska Mesonet. (IANR News image)
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.
June 8, 2023
Though most of western Nebraska has reduced drought, recent rainfall hasn't been sufficient to improve eastern Nebraska's exceptional drought status, and annual rainfall deficits continue to escalate for the area.
May 17, 2023
April's total precipitation was well below normal in Nebraska, resulting in worsening drought conditions and the fifth driest April for the state since 1895.
Nebraska drought conditions on March 28, 2023. (Source: National Drought Mitigation Center)
April 13, 2023
March precipitation did little to stymie ongoing drought in Nebraska, with large swaths of the northeast, southwest and Panhandle remaining in extreme and exceptional drought conditions.
March 15, 2023
Several areas of Nebraska had a one- to two-category improvement in drought conditions throughout the winter season, which has been the fifth wettest winter on record for the state.
February 16, 2023
January ranked as the third-wettest on record for Nebraska, with six storm systems resulting in above-normal precipitation for the entire state.