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Nebraskans preparing for major winter storm – blizzard

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Nebraskans are urged to prepare for a powerful winter storm. Corey Mead is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Omaha and says it was already snowing in southwest and central Nebraska at 10 a.m. That system will continue to move to the northeast. Mead says, “The band of heaviest snow is expected to […]

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Plenty of warning for winter storm helps Nebraska Emergency Management Agency prepare

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The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is coordinating the state’s response to the winter storm. Jodie Fawl, public information officer, says blizzards are nothing new for the state, and they are keeping in touch with the National Weather Service and local emergency management officials. “So, if there were issues in any county across the state, those […]

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Major winter storm could hit Nebraska early next week

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Get your snow shovels ready. It looks like a major snow event is headed our way.  Becky Kern is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Omaha and says they are watching a system that is now near Hawaii and another near Alaska. That system is expected to hit the west coast by Sunday […]

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Wicked winter weather hits western Nebraska

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Winter weather has returned to western Nebraska, carrying quite a punch. Winter weather advisories and warnings still remain in effect in western Nebraska. As much as five inches of snow has fallen in many areas with freezing drizzle prior to the snow, which is making travel difficult. Forecaster Kenny Roberg with the National Weather Service […]

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Winter mix hits Nebraska as temperatures drop throughout state

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A mixture of moisture in Nebraska this morning. South-central Nebraska is under a winter advisory issued by the National Weather Service for today. It is expected to be mostly cloudy with morning rain and snow in south-central through eastern Nebraska. Highs will range from the 30s to the lower 40s. Snow and rain is expected […]

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Much of Nebraska in a winter weather warning or advisory

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It is a wintery Monday across Nebraska today. Many counties are in a winter storm warning until either 6 p.m. or midnight. Becky Kern is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says there is rainfall along the Kansas border but the further north you travel the more snowfall you will see. […]

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High winds, little snow, western Nebraska avoids blizzard

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The wind blew, but the snow didn’t fall as expected and western Nebraska got lucky. Blizzard conditions forecast by the National Weather Service failed to materialize in southwestern and western Nebraska, though it did get cold and the winds did pick up. Only flurries developed in southwestern Nebraska. Winds gust up to 40 miles per […]

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Snow, wind hit western Nebraska

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Wind and snow buffet western Nebraska, reducing visibility near the Nebraska-Colorado state line. Some reports estimate visibility reduced to a quarter of a mile in some locations. The snow keeps moving east in Nebraska. Forecaster Bill Taylor with the National Weather Service says much of the worst part of the storm has hit near the […]

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Blizzards to twisters in Wednesday’s forecast

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Weather in Nebraska on Wednesday will be a mixed bag ranging from snow in the west to severe thunderstorms in the east.   Cathy Zapotocny is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says there is an intense level of low pressure that is tracking across southeast Nebraska. She says with this dynamic […]

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Enjoy the warmth while it lasts, as snow is possible soon

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Forecasters say Nebraska will have warmer-than-normal temperatures for the next day or so, but a cool front should arrive as soon as late Wednesday, along with the chance for scattered snow in western Nebraska. It coincides with Winter Weather Awareness Day, which is Thursday. Meteorologist Rod Donavon, at the National Weather Service, says the goal […]

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Conditions lead to wildfires in southeastern Nebraska

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High winds sparked wildfires in southeastern Nebraska on a day the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for high fire danger, due to high winds and low humidity. Rural fire departments from Beatrice and Pickrell battled a series of wind-whipped field fires north of Beatrice Monday that destroyed a combine and led to […]

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Developing El Nino pattern may bring Nebraska a milder winter

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Forecasters say Nebraska and the rest of the Midwest will likely have a mild winter because of the El Nino weather pattern that’s forming. A strong El Nino, characterized by warm water in the central and east-central Pacific Ocean, is expected to start this fall and may extend into next spring. National Weather Service meteorologist Wes […]

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Strong storms bring hail, heavy downpours and rope tornadoes

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Tornadoes, hail and heavy rain were reported in storms that moved along the Nebraska-Kansas border in the late afternoon hours of Labor Day. Two spotter reports to the National Weather Service described rope tornadoes near Reynolds and south of Fairbury, according to John McKee, the Jefferson County Emergency Management Coordinator. “If we did have any […]

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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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