Funding shortage may close GR weather station

Guide Rock weather station on list for potential closure


February 2, 2023

Since the 1980s the University of Nebraska at Lincoln has maintained the Guide Rock automated weather observation station near the Nuckolls and Webster county line. It is part of a statewide weather observation system line. It is one of many the university proposed to construct in 1981. Now the future of the Guide Rock station is in doubt. Unless a new funding source is found, the university indicates it will be shut down.

It won’t be the first, seven of the university’s stations have already been turned off along with several operated by other agencies. It is one of only two stations...

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