About us

What can looking to the past tell us about our future? It turns out a lot. We dedicate our lives to studying the climate record, using recorded observations dating back to 1895. Armed with this data, we are able to make predictions about what Nebraska's weather will be like in the future, buying Nebraskans time to respond to potential changes and related impacts.

The Nebraska State Climate Office is dedicated to delivering science-based climate services at the local and state level.

Our focus is on weather and climate monitoring, climate services, and stakeholder engagement.

Our office includes operation of the Nebraska Mesonet, a state-wide weather observation network with nearly 70 locations across Nebraska that record local conditions.

OVERVIEW

Our Data

Our Data

The Nebraska Mesonet operates more than 70 stations in 49 counties to monitor the environment. These observations include air and soil temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, precipitation, solar radiation, and soil moisture.

Objectives

Objectives

Our goal is provide high quality and timely services to our community; update our offering as user needs grow; and manage and maintain a statewide weather network to continue our strong history of reporting observations.

Operations

Operations

We are a recognized climate office by the American Association of State Climatologists, operating within a three-tiered system of climate services: state, regional and federal. The data we collect feeds into those systems to improve the overall understanding of climate.

Who We Work With

Who We Work With

We work with a variety of state, federal and nonprofit groups, including the Climate Assessment and Response Committee, the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub, and the NOAA High Plains Regional Climate Center.

Who We Are

Brochure Download

Curious about the Nebraska State Climate Office? Want to share your passion for our weather network? Download our brochure, which provides a brief history of our organization, as well as our goals for the future.

Request A Speaker

We deliver a variety of climate talks, including on climate change, climate trends, and short-term climate outlooks. We also speak about our office and the Nebraska Mesonet. Invite us to speak.

Our Office

The Nebraska State Climate Office is located on East Campus of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in the School of Natural Resources. You can find us in the north wing of Hardin Hall. Stop by the office suite 153 for a visit. Our in-office hours are from 8:00 to 4:30 Monday through Friday.