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Prep winter survival kits now for home & car

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The freezing temperatures Nebraskans are enduring this week should serve as something of a warning shot from Mother Nature to get properly prepared for the winter ahead. Liz Dorland, spokeswoman for the Red Cross chapter in Omaha, says all motorists across the region should have an emergency kit in their vehicle’s trunk or back seat. […] Read More »

Bitter cold, snow descend on Nebraska

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What a difference a day makes. Bitterly cold temperatures swept into Nebraska overnight, bringing a bit of snow with it, making for a white Veterans Day. Temperatures plummeted throughout the state. It was 58 degrees in Omaha on Monday; 28 today. In Lincoln, the high Monday reached 56 degrees. The National Weather Service forecasts a […] Read More »

Mild weather pattern may bring farmers longer harvest season

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While parts of the Nebraska panhandle got two inches of snow last week, most of the state’s been enjoying relatively mild weather so far this November. Extension climatologist Elwynn Taylor says if the weather pattern holds, most farmers in the region should have at least a couple more weeks to complete the harvest. “It’s cooperating […] Read More »

Just like the Boy Scouts, “be prepared” is good motto for all Nebraskans

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Before the weather turns wicked, Nebraskans will be getting a refresher course about what may lie ahead, as today is Winter Weather Awareness Day across Nebraska. Meteorologist Roger Vachalek, at the National Weather Service, says it’s a good idea to get familiar with the terminology, put fresh batteries in the weather radio and prepare survival […] Read More »

Prime archery deer hunting and trout fishing time

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This is prime time for archery deer hunting. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says deer are on the move now during breeding season. He says cooler temperatures are also in the hunters favor and they should have the best luck during the early morning hours. Wagner reminds all deer hunters to remember […] Read More »

Natural gas prices may rise “a twitch” this winter

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With memories of last winter’s cold blast, some of Nebraska’s natural gas suppliers are looking for what they’re calling insurance. Clyde Gross is the senior gas manager for Northwestern Energy. “We’re 70% locked in through our traditional ways of locking in,” Gross says. “Because of a scar we have from last winter, not near the […] Read More »

Have your furnace inspected now, before winter winds howl

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Many Nebraskans are already turning up the heat on their thermostats but autumn is a good time to have an expert look over your furnace before winter arrives. Merl Scott, a mechanical inspector, says it’s crucial to have your system checked out every year. Scott says, “Most of us have gas furnaces so we’d want […] Read More »

Water levels rising higher on the Missouri River to prep for ’15

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The Missouri River will be rising at least three more feet over the coming weeks as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares for next year with above-normal releases from Gavins Point Dam. Jody Farhat, chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division in Omaha, says the increased releases now will help lower the […] Read More »

Weather doesn’t delay start of ALCS

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The Royals and Orioles have waited a long time to get back to the American League Championship Series, and as they prepared to begin their battle for the pennant, meteorologists were predicting wet but playable conditions for the scheduled first pitch ... Read More »

Climate change authors say debate is over, time to prepare

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One of the lead authors of a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln report on climate change says Nebraska farmers and ranchers will face significant weather-related challenges in the coming decades. Climate scientist Don Wilhite says average temperatures will continue to rise with a substantial increase in high-temperature stress days over 100 degrees. And while average annual […] Read More »

UNL study concludes climate change effects could be dramatic for state

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Dramatic effects of climate change could be ahead for the state, according to a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln climate study.One of the lead authors, Dr. Don Wilhite with the UNL School of Natural Resources and founder of the National Drought Mitigation Center, indicates that predicted temperature changes of four to nine degrees by the end […] Read More »

Study: Climate change is making some Nebraska bird species scarce

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A study by an environmental group is analyzing the vulnerability to climate change of more than 500 species of birds across the Midwest. The Environmental Defense Fund is working with teams of biologists in Nebraska, Illinois and Iowa. Alicia Hardin, an administrator in the wildlife division of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, says some birds are […] Read More »

Almanac: Winter of 2015 will be bitter cold, snowy

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Nebraskans could be in for a rough winter. The 2015 Old Farmers Almanac is out with its recipes, charts for ocean tides and, of course, predictions about the weather. Bob Farmer, one of the contributors to the annual publication, says there’s a particularly challenging winter ahead for the Midwest. “For winter 2015, the prediction is […] Read More »

Possible tornado rips up farms in SE Nebraska

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A team from the National Weather Service is examining storm damage in southeast Nebraska’s Otoe County, trying to determine if it was caused by a tornado on Tuesday afternoon. Otoe County emergency management coordinator Gregg Goebel says the severe weather started at about 4:30 P-M and some damage was done south of Nebraska City, near […] Read More »

Severe storms a possibility for eastern Nebraska

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Round one of rain moved through eastern Nebraska just before noon today as predicted. Now get ready for round two. National Weather Service – Valley Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny says there is a stronger warm front to the south and that will have more dynamics including deep moisture and upper level support. While it is too […] Read More »