State climatologist Al Dutcher specializes in climate data analysis, soil moisture analysis, weather forecasting, crop/weather relationships, and drought monitoring. A member of NU's School of Natural Resource Sciences, Al has been with the University of Nebraska since 1989. He holds a B.S. in Meteorology and an M.S. in Climatology, both degrees earned at Iowa State University.
Dutcher is a past president and current member of the American Association of State Climatologists. He serves on the Governor's Climate Assessment Response Committee and chairs the state's Water Availability Outlook Committee. He's also a contributing editor/writer for Cropwatch.
Originally from Deckerville, Michigan, Al has also lived in Germany, Japan, Virginia, and North Carolina.