Drought outlook

La Nina Forecasted to Continue with Drought Expansion Likely According to CPC

April 28, 2022
Nebraska Climatologist Al Dutcher reviews the latest CPC forecast, which predicts drought intensification through the entire 2022 growing season.

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April precipitation map

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — April 19, 2022

April 21, 2022
With the lack of measurable moisture this past week for a large portion of the state, Nebraska experienced a continuation of topsoil and subsoil moisture decline and winter wheat deterioration.

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April precipitation map

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — April 12, 2022

April 14, 2022
With an outlook of dry weather until the last week of April, the most favorable planting windows based upon widespread high temperatures exceeding 60°F is currently April 19-24.

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April precipitation outlook map

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update - April 5, 2022

April 7, 2022
With the March 31 CPC outlook, temperatures in Nebraska are still expected to be above normal through April, but precipitation chances have improved.

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Winter 2021-22 precipitation anomalies graph

Winter 2021-22 Recap

March 23, 2022
According to preliminary findings by the National Center for Environmental Information, the 2021-22 winter season ranked as fourth-driest on record for the state of Nebraska.

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CPC temperature outlook map

CPC Increases the Odds of La Niña Development and Issues Official Fall Forecast

August 24, 2021
During the fall of a building La Niña event, the northern and central High Plains region has a tendency to be warmer and drier than normal, which will keep drought prospects elevated for 2022 barring an exceptionally wet late winter and spring.

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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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corn ear showing tip back

Weather Impacts to Pollination and Kernel Fill in 2020

August 13, 2020
For this year having what seemed to be good pollination weather, some are surprised regarding how much tip back we’re seeing. It’s important to count kernels long as there may be more kernels than one realizes in spite of tip back occurring.

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