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Summer’s here, time to take threat of lightning much more seriously

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This first week of summer is Lightning Safety Awareness Week, as summertime is the peak season for lightning and Nebraskans are being reminded about the dangers and how to take precautions. Meteorologist Mindy Beerends, at the National Weather Service, says lightning strikes kill about 50 people nationwide every year. While some Nebraskans like to sit […]

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Summer arrives June 21st, take precautions & keep cool

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Summer will arrive this coming weekend and along with the fun in the sun many Nebraskans have planned, they’re reminded heat kills more Americans each year than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes and floods combined. Meteorologist Kelsey Angle, at the National Weather Service, says it’s been cooler lately, but don’t be fooled. “Temperatures will be increasing as […]

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Rough weather rumbles through state, more to come

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A weak tornado touched down near the Gage-Lancaster County line last night during severe thunderstorms that brought hail, heavy rain and high winds. The twister was reported near the towns of Cortland and Adams, but there are no reports of any serious damage. Brian Miller, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says the biggest […]

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Severe weather could extend into southern Nebraska today

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There were rumbles of thunder over parts of Nebraska this morning. David Eastlack is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says severe storms are brewing in the Midwest but for the most part we will be spared. Those traveling south into Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma should pay close attention to weather […]

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First round of spring storms

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Nebraskans in the eastern third of the state should be getting ready for the possibility of severe weather late this afternoon and evening. National Weather Service in Valley Meteorologist Dave Fobert says thunderstorms are in the forecast and some could be severe. Fobert says, “It looks like things have slowed up a little bit. We […]

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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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