Need information on climate science and what climate variability means for agriculture and communities? We’re here to help.

The North Central Climate Collaborative (NC3) is made up of Extension professionals from across the region who are working to increase the flow and usability of climate information for Extension, farmers, natural resource managers, and communities. The team is working to increase the adoption of climate-smart practices, improving water management, while maintaining profitability.

Upcoming Webinar:

Kevin Low HeadshotMissouri River Basin Spring Flood Outlook
Monday, February 24, 2020 from 1-2PM CT
Kevin Low, Service Coordination Hydrologist, NOAA National Weather Service, Missouri Basic River Forecast Center

2019 saw record-setting flooding across many parts of the North Central Region, and many areas are continuing to deal with excess water. This is especially top of mind as we head into the spring. Tune into this month’s webinar as Kevin Low, river forecaster for the National Weather Service’s Missouri Basin River Forecast Center, summarizes the operations of the National Weather Service Missouri Basin River Forecast Center and provides a briefing on the 2020 Spring flood risk across the basin.



New Resource:

NC3 has developed the first in a series of state-based climate summaries overviewing the 4th National Climate Assessment Volume II: Impacts, Risks and Adaption in the United States.

The state summaries have a section for each of the sections int he 4th National Climate Assessment and are intended to provide an easy-to-understand state-level update on climate impacts and risks. The first state climate summary to be released focuses on Nebraska and has sections dedicated to Water, Agriculture, Recreation and Tourism, Energy, and Indigenous Peoples. Each section is designed separately so the summary can be used as a whole or as an individual section.

Stay tuned, more state climate summaries are coming soon!