Hourly, daily climate data available for research

The Nebraska State Climate Office would like to remind the general public that historical Mesonet data is available to the public in hourly and/or daily format. With Dicamba herbicide injury reports surging during the past few weeks, we want the public to be aware that data is available to research whether climatic conditions were a contributing factor. Entities looking to acquire Mesonet observation data should contact the State Climate Office at (402)-472-5206.

Summer quarterly newsletter: Mesonet maintenance on track

The Nebraska State Climate Office has released the summer edition of Climate Crossroads, its quarterly newsletter. In this issue, you can get up to date on:

  • Mesonet maintenance - we're on track!
  • The summer climate outlook;
  • A project helping cities plan for climate risks; and
  • NSCO services to our stakeholders: 14 talks to 510 individuals this quarter, 36 data requests filled.

Click here to view the newsletter.

Nebraska farmers should expect more rain through June

It has been a difficult spring season across most of the United States east of the Rockies. Unusually warm weather during March quickly gave way to cold air intrusions during April and May, making row crop planting a challenge at best. Heavy rains, several unusually late snow events, and severe temperature oscillations have producers wondering what conditions will develop during this upcoming summer.

More Showers in May Forecast

A very active weather pattern is currently impacting the central United States as a broad upper air trough over the western third of the country ejects northeastward toward the Great Lakes region.  Severe thunderstorms developed during the afternoon of May 16 from Texas northward through Nebraska and dropped an extensive area of 1-3 inches from west central through eastern Nebraska.