Weather Forecast

Annual departure from normal precipitation map

Mid-Year Weather, Drought and La Nina Update

July 15, 2021
The distinct periods of above and below normal temperatures are expected to continue in Nebraska. Respectable precipitation events in early August are anticipated.

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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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forecast low temperatures for September 9, 2020

Cold Air Event Expected Next Week, Frost Possible

September 2, 2020
The front is projected to begin its move through the state September 8 and produce widespread cold rains and strong winds statewide, with snow or a mix of snow and rain across the Nebraska Panhandle.

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Snow globe featuring an evergreen

Mid- to Late-December Forecast

December 11, 2019
Al Dutcher's forecast for mid-December through Christmas sees a series of fronts passing through, some with the potential for light snow, and a possibility of a white Christmas for much of the state.

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Precipitation Options Forecast for Next 2 Weeks

November 22, 2019
Our stretch of relatively dry weather is coming to an end, with three storms now forecast to roll through Nebraska in the next two weeks. Rain and snow are likely in some areas so stay informed and prepared for winter weather.

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US map showing October 2019 departure from normal temperatures.

Drier, Colder Weather Now, but Storms Likely in Late November

November 6, 2019
Following a colder than normal October, University of Nebraska Climatologist Al Dutcher predicts drier, colder weather for much of the next two weeks with storms likely in late November.

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Nebraska map showing locations and dates of first hard freezes.

Forecast Offers Harvest Hope if Snows Stay North

October 8, 2019
With extended wet conditions this season, every precipitation event going forward has the potential to bring harvest activity to a grinding halt. The big question is how extensive will the delays be. Climatologist Al Dutcher offers good and bad news for some.

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Forecast Shows Much Warmer Days Ahead in July

June 26, 2019
After a cooler and wetter than normal spring, Nebraska is finally moving into a much warmer period in the first half of July, notes Climatologist Al Dutcher. The greatest likelihood for widespread moisture will be in the evening hours July 1-4 in the Panhandle.

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