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Winter storm hits the Nebraska Panhandle, closing several schools

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Roads are slick, icy, and snow packed in Sidney. A hazmat call went out before 10:30 this morning for a jackknifed semi tractor-trailer at mile marker 63 that was leaking fuel. We measured four inches of snow in Sidney’s Legion Park. Winds have been causing snow to drift in spots and around corners of buildings […] Read More »

Winter weather returning to Nebraska, NWS issues warning

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A lot of weather is coming our way even as the state has experienced some rain, sleet, and snow already. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning today for western Nebraska into the north-central and northeastern portions of the state. A winter weather advisory has been issued from the southwest into northeast […] Read More »

Cold, cold fall doesn’t necessarily equal cold, cold winter (AUDIO)

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A frigid fall doesn’t necessarily mean a nasty winter. And yes, this fall has been as bad as you thought. “It was like a plot in a bad movie where you take the wrong exit and then you start getting chased by all these villains. Autumn definitely took a detour and a wrong turn,” state […] Read More »

Flood warning issued for south-central Nebraska near I-80

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The threat of flooding has risen near Grand Island. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Hall County. An ice jam has formed in a channel of the Platte River. Water is backing up south of Interstate 80. It is feared that floodwater could swamp businesses on the south side of I-80 […] Read More »

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 »