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Time to prepare for foul weather from floods to twisters

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We’re likely done with blizzards for a while, but now it’s time for Nebraskans to focus on being prepared for the challenges of the warm weather months ahead. This is the start of Severe Weather Awareness Week. Meteorologist Kenny Podrazik, at the National Weather Service, says today’s focus is on flooding and flash flooding, while […]

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Wildfires spread through several parts of Nebraska

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A warning by the National Weather Service about fire danger in Nebraska was borne out almost immediately after it was issued. High winds and low humidity get the blame for a number of grass fires Thursday in south-central Nebraska as well as a few in northeast Nebraska and even one reported just outside the Omaha […]

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Learn to be a severe weather spotter, starting this week

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Spotter training classes for severe weather are underway now and will run for the next several weeks in communities across Nebraska. Brian Smith, the warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley, says several severe storms raked the northeast part of the state last summer, causing widespread damage and injuries. Smith says it’s […]

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Learn to be a severe weather spotter, starting this week

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Spotter training classes for severe weather are underway now and will run for the next several weeks in communities across Nebraska. Brian Smith, the warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley, says several severe storms raked the northeast part of the state last summer, causing widespread damage and injuries. Smith says it’s […]

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Lightning awareness week

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This week has been designated National Lightning Safety Awareness Week.  Across the country, National Weather Service offices are promoting lightning awareness by issuing Public Information Statements and playing special safety information on NOAA Weather Radio.  The Fourth of July holiday is fast approaching, a time when people are outdoors at picnics, at the lake, playing baseball, and attending parades and ...

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