Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Jacob Misener

Drought conditions continue to ravage Western Nebraska

Forecast models show no sign of relief for Panhandle farmers


Coming off a year that saw one of the worst droughts in the past thirty years, farmers received news late last month that relief does not seem to be on the horizon.

According to the latest seasonal assessment from the National Weather Service, “drought persistence is likely across California and the northern intermountain West due to a dry summer climatology.”

While the western part of the state has seen scarce improvments in the dry conditions, many eastern portions of Nebraska have improved considerably, according to the results of the assessment.

“Last year was one of the worst...

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