Nebraska State Climate Office

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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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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