Precipitation

Drought Monitor map

Weekly Weather Update: Aug. 10, 2023

August 10, 2023
Last week's rainfall improved Nebraska's overall drought status by 11%, a significant improvement over three months ago when 99% of the state was in some level of drought.

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Drought monitor

Weekly Weather Update: Aug. 3, 2023

August 3, 2023
In the last week, numerous areas in the eastern half of the state received upwards of five inches of rain, relieving severe drought conditions in several counties — particularly in central Nebraska.

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Drought monitor

Weekly Weather Update: July 27, 2023

July 27, 2023
A few areas of Nebraska received much-needed rainfall this week, but there wasn't enough precipitation to improve Nebraska's statewide drought status.

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7 day precipitation departure from normal

Weekly Weather Update: July 20, 2023

July 20, 2023
Over the past few weeks the combination of sufficient precipitation and cooler temperatures helped bring about some drought relief. The bad news is that the forecast for next week isn’t favorable and some of the recent improvements could be in jeopardy.

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Drought monitor map

Weekly Weather Update: July 13, 2023

July 13, 2023
While numerous precipitation events have decreased statewide drought nearly 33% and brought timely moisture for rainfed crops, some producers may still face lower yields this year due to acute, continued dryness, particularly in the York area.

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Drought monitor map

Weekly Weather Update: July 6, 2023

July 6, 2023
Despite last week's rains bringing substantial improvements to drought across the state, corn and soybean conditions are quite poor for this point in the year, indicating yield losses may be likely regardless of how good the rest of the season is.

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VegDRI map

Weekly Weather Update: June 29, 2023

June 29, 2023
With unsubstantial rainfall and the arrival of high summer temperatures, drought continues to intensify in eastern Nebraska, setting records for exceptional drought status in some areas. 

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Four-week drought map

Weekly Weather Update: June 15, 2023

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. 

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