Climate Extension


Extremes list highlights Nebraska's variable climate

1/31/2018 – Last year, Nebraska saw a 129-degree spread between the highest temperature and the lowest recorded by a Nebraska Mesonet weather station. Other extremes recorded included a 4.3-inch one-day rain and a 50 degree 24-hour temperature change.
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Water and Climate Program to target government officials

12/21/2017 – Nebraska Extension and the National Drought Mitigation Center are teaming up to create greater awareness among government officials about current and future water issues in the state. The two will host a workshop Feb. 13, 2018, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Student Union.
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Letting lawns go brown helps rural neighbors

12/7/2017 – People may assume drought always causes conflict between urban residents and farmers over water supplies. But a new study of Nebraska's Platte River Basin finds that cities can ease tensions during drought by reducing their consumption and allowing other users, such as agriculture, to take priority.
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Nebraska Extension Issue Teams

Nebraska faces critical issues we must address to make our world a better place. Many of these issues are complex, multidisciplinary, and challenging, yet they present us with great opportunities to help shape a future that is promising for our state and nation. Climate Variation is one of the issue themes and is lead by Tyler Williams.


CropWatch is a central resource for University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension information on crop production and pest management. It is written by Extension Educators and Specialists and produced by IANR Media in the UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Applied Climate and Spatial Science Mission Area

Faculty, staff and students in Applied Climate and Spatial Sciences work to advance our understanding of the climate-water-human-environmental nexus. The mission area is bolstered by internationally recognized centers, nationally recognized units, and laboratories representing local to global scales of study and long-term environmental monitoring programs.

Useful to Usable

This project focused on improving the usability of climate information for agricultural production in the Midwestern United States. A diverse team of biophysical and social scientists from nine Midwestern universities spent six years working with the agricultural community to develop climate-based decision support tools and resources to enhance farm resilience to a variable and changing climate.

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Weather Ready Nebraska

Through programs and resources that focus on identifying vulnerabilities and prioritizing actions. Nebraska Extension is committed to helping agricultural producers, businesses, and communities increase resiliency in the face of hard times related to weather.

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