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Volunteer firefighters flock to Nebraska training academy

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As fears of wildfires flare with dry conditions in many parts of the state, the seventh annual Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy is scheduled to begin this coming weekend and run through early May. Casey McCoy, a wildland fire training manager with the Nebraska Forest Service, says 20 courses are being offered. “Primarily, what we were […] Read More »

Southwestern Nebraska declared disaster area due to lingering drought (AUDIO)

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Rain continues to come in short supply in portions of Nebraska, prompting the federal government to declare eight southwestern counties disaster areas due to the lingering drought. Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Dan Steinkruger announces Keith, Perkins, Lincoln, Chase, Hayes, Frontier, Hitchcock, and Red Willow have been declared disaster areas. “It reflects the on-going […] Read More »

Eastern Nebraska fire danger very high today

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Nebraska fire departments in eastern Nebraska are on alert today as the chance for brush and grass fires very high. Josh Boustead is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says a combination weather conditions prompted this alert. Boustead says a spark from a brush fire, burn barrel or even a tossed […] Read More »

Feds promise to improve predictions of drought

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As many Nebraska farmers are beginning the spring planting process, U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says his agency and others in the federal government are looking to improve drought forecasts. “There’s not a whole lot you can do about drought,” Vilsack says. “What you can do is forecast it more effectively and in a more […] Read More »

Be prepared for severe weather by attending Lincoln symposium

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Springtime weather can quickly turn hazardous and Nebraskans of all ages need to be educated about the risks. The annual Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium will be held this weekend at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. UNL climatologist Ken Dewey says the offerings will include what’s called Family Weatherfest. “We have 12 stations with hands-on activities […] Read More »

Get training on severe weather preparedness this weekend

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Topping off Severe Weather Awareness Week, a regional weather seminar is planned for tomorrow in southeast Nebraska. B.J. Fictum, the Saline County emergency management coordinator, says people will learn about being ready for spring and summer severe weather and storm spotters will get training. The event will feature Peggy Willenberg and Melanie Metz, known as […] Read More »

Spring may spawn severe weather, tips on being prepared for what’s coming

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With winter behind us, Nebraskans need to get in the mindset to be prepared for different potential weather dangers associated with spring — like hail, lightning, flash flooding and tornadoes. Meteorologist Jeff Johnson, at the National Weather Service, says today marks the start of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Nebraska. One key element will be […] Read More »

Corps: Repeat of 2011 Missouri River flooding “highly unlikely”

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The experts say major flooding on the Missouri River is not likely this year, but the runoff forecast in the basin above Sioux City has risen to 121% of normal, according to the U-S Army Corps of Engineers. Jody Farhat, chief of the Corps’ Missouri River Basin Water Management Division in Omaha, says while mountain […] Read More »

Drop in temperature might be more to worry about than falling snow

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State Climatologist Ken Dewey at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says forecasts of the snowfall to expect this weekend vary widely for a reason. “It’s a difficult system to handle, because it’s not coming out as one storm. It’s coming out in three to four pieces of one big storm,” Dewey tells the Jack and Dave […] Read More »

March is coming in like a lion

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March is going to come in like a lion in eastern Nebraska. National Weather Service in Valley Meteorologist Dave Fobert says Friday’s warmer temperatures will allow the moisture to fall as rain in the eastern part of the state in the afternoon. However, by evening temperatures will drop and then comes the snow. Fobert says […] Read More »

DUCK in Weather

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS A NEW ACRONYM TO REMIND CHILDREN AND ADULTS ALIKE THAT THERE ARE KEY SAFETY RULES DURING SEVERE STORMS – ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT MIGHT LEAD TO TORNADOES. THE ACRONYM IS DUCK – SHORT FOR: DOWN TO THE LOWEST LEVEL; UNDER SOMETHING STURDY; COVER YOUR HEAD; AND KEEP IN THE SHELTER UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED. THESE ... Read More »

Bridge Work

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BEGINNING MONDAY THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION , will begin work to replace a bridge over the South Fork of the Solomon River located along K-84 Highway, ½-mile north of Penokee; and ½-mile south of US-24 in Graham County.  .  Workers will start placing signs and traffic control devices as early as next week. The scope of the project includes ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »