Weather Information & Resources
Soil Temperature Summary for Nebraska (Source: Nebraska Mesonet) (illustrated graphically and numerically by district)
Accumulated GDD and Crop Water Use (ET) Rates
Nebraska Ag Water Management Network. Access rain and ET information posted by the ag community and crop growth stage information
Nebraska Extension Crop Water Use Information Rich resources of information on ET, soil moisture sensing and water management for crop production
Corn GDD, an online Useful to Usable Decision Support Tool for the Corn Belt See current conditions and GDD in a 30-year perspective.
Evapotranspiration Resources and Crop Water Use Data by Growth Stage (Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Alfalfa, Sorghum, Sugarbeet, Potato)
NeRAIN Reports and Maps (Nebraska Rainfall Assessment and Information Network) Daily precipitation reports from hundreds of Nebraska sites
Precipitation Summary (Source: High Plains Regional Climate Center)
Ag Climate View Tool, a Useful to Usable U2U decision support tool Access customized historical climate and crop yield data (See related CW article.)
Ag Climate Connection, a blog with news and views on climate change in the Corn Belt Other Helpful Sites
November 6, 2019
Solar radiation and temperature data for the third week of August in central Nebraska indicates it likely contributed to the lower-than-expected yields being reported by many growers this year.
October 11, 2019
Warm temperatures and continued precipitation in much of Nebraska in September further complicated crop production. Extremes ranged from 34°F at Harrison to 99°F at Indianola. Highest one-day rain was 4.42 inches at Ainsworth.
GFS forecast for early June
May 29, 2019
After extended rains and cool temperatures, Climatologist Al Dutcher reports that a considerably drier forecast may be unfolding as the calendar turns to June.
Figure 1. Snow and freezing temperatures in the Nebraska Panhandle this week are likely to cause some leaf burn in wheat, but are not expected to cause extensive crop damage. (Photo by Cody Creech)
May 2, 2019
With freezing temperatures in the Panhandle May 1-2, wheat injury may have occurred. This guide addresses injury potential at various growth stages, factors contributing to injury, and why it's important to delay assessment for several days afterward.
Figure 1. Damaged railroad bridge over the Platte River near Plattsmouth. (Photo by Tyler Williams)
March 29, 2019
Here's how a succession of weather events over 60 days, from mid-January to mid-March, led to a historic blizzard and flood in Nebraska.