Nebraska State Climate Office

April-June precip outlook graph

CPC Latest Outlooks Offer Little Drought Relief

March 23, 2022
The latest CPC outlook reports above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation are expected to continue in Nebraska until the end of summer.

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Winter 2021-22 precipitation anomalies graph

Winter 2021-22 Recap

March 23, 2022
According to preliminary findings by the National Center for Environmental Information, the 2021-22 winter season ranked as fourth-driest on record for the state of Nebraska.

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Drought map

Dryness Continues as We Round Out Winter

March 9, 2022
The primary weather story this February was the continued lack of precipitation leading to expansion of drought, which covered 38% of Nebraska at the start of February and 98% by early March.

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Precipitation outlook map

Spring 2022 Weather Outlook

March 8, 2022
With chances of below normal moisture and above normal temperatures through the next three months, Al Dutcher reports drought conditions across western Nebraska could rapidly intensify this spring.

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Precipitation map

Lack of Snow, Dryness Continue Winter Trend

February 14, 2022
The dryness of this winter season is expected to continue in Nebraska, as Nebraska State Associate Climatologist Al Dutcher shares his outlook for the rest of February and March.

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December average temperature map

Warmest December on Record, Derecho Highlight Start to Winter

January 20, 2022
Nebraska State Climatologist Al Dutcher reviews the unique weather events that ushered in the winter season of 2021-22 and shares his forecast for January.

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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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