Data Resources

We access weather observations 24/7 and use that data to create useful products that help our stakeholders make informed decisions in their personal and professional lives.


Beginning in 1981 with five observing locations, the statewide weather monitoring network has now grown to 68 stations in 49 Nebraska counties.
The mesonet was initially designed with the agricultural community in mind but is now broadened in scope to serve as an environmental monitoring program.

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Climate Trends

Our climate observation data feeds into regional and national data sets, which date back to 1895. Using that history of data we can determine what the climate of the future might look like under a variety of scenarios for the different regions of Nebraska. The predicted changes aren't uniform across the state.


Climographs are simple graphics showing a location's monthly average temperature and monthly average precipitation for a one-year period. The two variables are shown as a line graph and bar chart together. The averages are compared to the prior 30-year average, a benchmark in in climatology.

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Our data is useful to a variety of stakeholders, including weather professionals, natural resource researchers, lawyers and media professionals, and sometimes they require more in-depth information than we provide directly on our site. We respond to requests for more detailed data in order by request and as quickly as possible.

Climate Resources

Climate Normals

Climate Normals are three-decade averages of climatological variables, such as temperature and precipitation.

Freeze/Frost Stats

What are the statistical odds it will frost or freeze in Nebraska by date in the spring or fall. Find out here.

Climate Updates

Find our weekly looks ahead at what weather is coming and how it will affect Nebraska. Watch or listen here.

Historical Trends

Have our temperatures been warmer or cooler than average? Have we had more or less rain? Historical trends show us.