Weather Forecast

US map showing departure from normal temperatures for February 2019

Tired of Record Winter? Here's What to Expect for Snowmelt, Eventual Warm-Up March 6, 2019

Climatologist Al Dutcher takes a look back at this unusual winter and a look forward with what to expect in the next couple weeks. After all this snow, what's next? Flooding is going to be a very real concern.

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Expect a Stormy Turn with Halloween October 24, 2018

Expect a couple periods of light rain the last week of October, then stormy and possibly snowy conditions following Halloween.

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Quote from the author, Al Dutcher: "As fall progresses, most of the Corn Belt will likely deal with periods of heavy rainfall, interspersed with warm dry weather."

El Nino Conditions Forecast for Fall-Winter September 20, 2018

Climatologist Al Dutcher says there are initial signals of a developing El Nino event for this fall and winter, possibly leading to drier conditions in northwest Nebraska.

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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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US map showing winter departure from normal precipitation

Weather Patterns Mostly Uncertain Going into Spring Planting March 6, 2018

Climatologist Al Dutcher looks at snowpack and temperature and precipitation patterns with an eye toward the weather outlook for planting season and a glimpse toward the extended summer outlook. While patterns are still uncertain, it appears a drier trend may be developing for the summer.

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Market Journal: Grain Market Analysis & Syngenta Lawsuit Update October 6, 2017

On this week's Market Journal John Meuret discusses the slow pace of harvest in Nebraska and explains how shipping issues have created problems in the eastern Corn Belt, in one of several featured segments.

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Precipitation forecast map for September 21-28 2017

Forecast for Precipitation and End-of-Season Freeze Risk September 19, 2017

Nebraska climatologist Al Dutcher forecasts the precipitation and temperature outlook through early October and examines the freeze risk prior to corn maturity for multiple hybrids and sites across Nebraska.

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3-0-day temperature forecast from the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center

Forecast of End-of-Season Weather and Freeze Risk September 5, 2017

What's the likelihood you'll see a hard freeze prior to corn maturity? Check out the end-of-season forecast and a table showing risk of a hard freeze for various emergence dates and locations in Nebraska.

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