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Drought Covers 76% of Nebraska by End of July

August 18, 2022
Sustained heat in the high 90s and 100s combined with below-normal precipitation throughout July led to increased drought stress across Nebraska, with severe implications for pasture and sorghum conditions heading into August. 

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Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — Aug. 17. 2022

August 18, 2022
The current forecast holds a slightly cooler trend for Nebraska in August, with temperatures ranging from the 70s to low 90s through the end of the month and widespread precipitation anticipated Aug. 19-20 and Aug. 24-26.

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Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — Aug. 9, 2022

August 11, 2022
Heat is expected to dominate in the central Plains over the next two weeks, and with few precipitation opportunities, further warm-season crop deterioration is anticipated.

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Departure from normal temps map

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — Aug. 2, 2022

August 4, 2022
Though high temperatures and minimal precipitation chances are expected to continue through the first 10 days of August, a possible break from the current heat event may develop in the second half of the month.

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August temp outlook

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — July 26, 2022

July 28, 2022
Another round of extended heat is likely for the first week of August, with the possibility for precipitation beginning Aug. 6.

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June Ranks in Top 10 Driest on Record for Nebraska

July 15, 2022
Despite numerous severe weather events, June 2022 was Nebraska's seventh driest on record, with 76% of the state in drought.

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July 5 drought map

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — July 12, 2022

July 15, 2022
Precipitation totals expected throughout the next 10 days are low and likely won't offset current high water use demand by warm-season crops.

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Hailstorm over farmland
Out of the 292 hail damage reports throughout June in Nebraska, 52 were assessed as significant due to the hail's size of 2 inches or greater.

June 2022 was a Very Active Month for Severe Weather in Nebraska

July 7, 2022
June 2022 was a tumultuous month for Nebraska, with 16 days of severe weather events and 292 incidents of hail damage.

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