Climate, Weather and Drought

Friday May 5, 2017
Spring Weather Trends
Throughout Nebraska, there has been a long-term trend toward warmer and wetter springs. During March, April and May Nebraska has seen an overall warming. Temperature trends going back to 1895 show about a 3 degree temperature increase in the statewide average. Over just the last 30 years, the warming trend increased about 1 degree. Martha Shulski, Nebraska State Climatologist.MP3
http://cropwatch.unl.edu/2017/warmer-and-wetter-nebraska%E2%80%99s-trend-spring

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Monday April 17, 2017
Climate Variability
Climate variability and extremes are expected to increase due to climate change, which may have significant negative impacts for agricultural production. Research is currently looking at ways to improve crop yields, soil fertility and management in changing environments. Charles Shapiro Nebraska Extension Soil Scientist. MP3

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Monday March 20, 2017
Weather Seminar
There’s no doubt that weather and climate effect farming and ranching practices. The upcoming March 29th weather seminar at Hardin Hall on UNL’s east campus will help producers use weather and climate date to make smart farm management decisions for the 2017 growing season. Eric Hunt, University of Nebraska Adjunct Professor, School of Natural Resources.MP3

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Thursday March 16, 2017
Severe Weather Symposium and Family Weatherfest
TLearn about Nebraska’s weather, meet storm chasers, explore Hands-on science demonstrations and try your hand as a weathercaster in front of a green screen. UNL’s 17th Annual Family Weatherfest and Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium is a free event held Saturday April 1, at Nebraska Innovation campus in Lincoln. Ken Dewey, University of Nebraska - Lincoln Applied Climate Science Mission Area Leader and Symposium CoordinatorMP3
http://snr.unl.edu/cpsws/

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Thursday November 3, 2016
Fall Weather and Climate Outlook
The three-month temperature outlook indicates an increased chance for above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation for much of the high plains region. Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension Climatologist.MP3
http://www.hprcc.unl.edu

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Wednesday October 5, 2016
Climate Office Website
The Nebraska State Climate Office (NSCO) is an organization dedicated to delivering science-based climate services at the local and state level. NSCO includes operation of the Nebraska Mesonet, a state-wide weather observation network with nearly 70 locations across Nebraska that assess local conditions. Martha Shulski, Nebraska Extension Climatologist.MP3
https://nsco.unl.edu

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Friday September 2, 2016
Weather Outlook
Above average tempters and dry conditions will continue through harvest. The big question is, did the scorching summer heat affect this year’s crop and impact soil moisture. Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension Climatologist.MP3
http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/seasonal.php?lead=1

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Monday June 20, 2016
Useful to Usable
Weather and climate patterns are a driving force behind the success or failure of corn belt cropping systems. U2U helps producers make better long-term plans on what, when and where to plant, and how to manage crops for maximum yields and minimum environmental damage. Martha Shulski, Nebraska Extension State Climatologist.MP3
https://mygeohub.org/groups/u2u

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Friday June 10, 2016
El Niño Transition
After recent heavy rains and high water flows on many Nebraska rivers, a dry weather pattern may be developing over much of the central great plains. Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension State Climatologist.MP3
http://www.hprcc.unl.edu

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Thursday May 5, 2016
Spring Weather Outlook
Coming off an El Niño winter Nebraska may be moving into a La Niña weather pattern this summer. This means a cooler summer with normal rain chances are expected and slim chances for drought. Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension State Climatologist. MP3
http://hprcc.unl.edu

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