Weather Forecast

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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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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