Martha Shulski

Director, Nebraska State Climate Office; Nebraska State Climatologist

A native of Nebraska, Dr. Martha Shulski serves as the State Climatologist and is an Associate Professor of Applied Climate Science in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. She directs the Nebraska State Climate Office, which operates the Nebraska Mesonet – a state weather monitoring program with 70 research-grade observing stations across the state. 

Shulski has degrees in meteorology, agricultural meteorology and soil science. She joined UNL in 2009 and has 18 years of experience in the areas of applied climatology, weather and climate monitoring, impact assessment and stakeholder engagement. Martha was one of the contributing authors on the Fourth National Climate Assessment released in 2018. Her work has taken her to remote Alaska villages but now she is glad to call Nebraska home.

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Flooding in America

Jul 28 2020 - 12:00pm

“We had one of the snowiest winters on record in Lincoln and Omaha,” reports Martha Shulski of the Nebraska Climate Office. She’s describing the weather conditions and events that led to what has become known as the “Great Flood of 2019.”

“2019 was actually one of the wettest years on record for the upper Midwest,” Shulski continues. “Snowpack sitting on the ground, lots of ice in the rivers.  So the conditions were ripe such that when we did get that strong storm system move across the country...the setup was there.”