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Nebraska Climate Watch

Current Conditions

The U.S. Drought Monitor is a comprehensive way of tracking drought in the United States. This product is updated each Thursday morning.
The Nebraska State Climate Office is home to the State Climatologist and houses a variety of informative products and links to weather resources for the state.
Nebraska's Interactive Weather Information Network from the National Weather Service provides a look at hourly reports, statewide forecasts, weather watches/warnings, and other vital information.
Nebraska Weather and Climate is another great resource for both past and present conditions for the state.
Nebraska and High Plains Climate
High Plains Climate Center's Automated Weather Data Network (AWDN) and other climate related products.


Climate Prediction Center Forecast Products include 6-10 day, monthly, and seasonal long-range outlooks
Monthly Precipitation and Temperature forecasts based on soil moisture
Omaha/Valley NWS Forecast Office
Hastings NWS Forecast Office
North Platte NWS Forecast Office
Cheyenne NWS Forecast Office


Monthly Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) Maps from the National Drought Mitigation Center
CPC's Weekly Palmer Drought Index Map
CPC's Palmer Drought Information Tables

Water Resources

USGS Water Resources of Nebraska
Missouri River Basin River Forecast Center
Bureau of Reclamation Hydrological Information for Nebraska

Crop and Soil Moisture Information

Weekly Crop Moisture Index Map
Current Soil Moisture Anomalies are updeated daily by the Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
Soil Moisture Forecasts from the CPC
Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service's Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin


Forest Service's Wildland Fire Assessment System
El Niño's effects on Nebraska
National Climatic Data Center's Climatic Extremes and Weather Events Site is worth a visit.
What is El Niño?
What is La Niña?
CALMIT's Nebraska from Space: Daily satellite imagery derived products are located here.
NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is the country's weather data archiving and distribution center.
Natural Resources Conservation Service's Western Water Supply Outlook: Look for valuable information here from October through May.

For more information, please contact the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at (402) 471-2341 and ask for the Climate Assessment and Response Committee Coordinator.

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