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Winter storm belts Nebraska

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It might have come a bit later than expected, but a winter snow storm has hit Nebraska The intensity and the amount of snow falling depends on where you live. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for southwest, central, and northeast Nebraska. A winter storm warning is in effect for western Nebraska; […]

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Winter storm will hit some parts of Nebraska harder than others

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This winter storm could hit some areas of Nebraska much harder than others. State climatologist Ken Dewey with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says the strength of this storm is the key and he calls is a very powerful storm. “So this will be a system that’s typical of our March blizzards in Nebraska where the […]

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Nebraska State Patrol warns drivers to stay off roads during winter storm

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If you have to drive during the winter storm, the Nebraska State Patrol wants you to be prepared. Spokesperson Deb Collins says there will be extremely dangerous road conditions, so it’s best to stay off the roads. If you have to go out, she says to use main roads whenever possible and take your time. […]

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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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Snowstorms take toll on blood supplies, donors needed

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Severe winter weather has left blood supplies for many hospitals across the region at critically low levels. Katie Marshall, spokeswoman for the Midwest region of the American Red Cross, says there’s an “emergency need” for blood donors. “What we’re seeing at this point is that the blood that’s coming in is going out to hospitals […]

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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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Winter weather hits Nebraska, from central to eastern part of state

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Nebraskans are experiencing another round of winter weather that is making travel difficult in some areas. National Weather Service – Omaha Meteorologist Becky Kern says right now the big problem is patchy freezing drizzle. Kern says, “Parts of the area northwest of the metro saw some glazing earlier this morning. Parts of I-80 west of […]

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Southern Nebraska buried in snow

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Southern Nebraska got buried in snow as another winter storm hit the state. The storm, predicted to hit Lincoln then travel to southeastern Nebraska, barely nicked the city, but it dumped more than nine inches of snow on Fairbury. Heavy snowfall was also reported this morning along the Nebraska-Kansas border with eight inches of snow […]

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Snow causing slick road conditions around Omaha metro area

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Those traveling to the Omaha metro area today can expect slow travel and slick roads. National Weather Service – Omaha Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny says snow stretches from Kearney east to Omaha with the higher amounts falling in the metro area. Zapotocny says, “One to four inches depending on where you are located in eastern Nebraska. […]

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln creates state climate office, names new state climatologist

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While a state climatologist is nothing new for Nebraska, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is providing more resources to the position. The Nebraska State Climate Office will have four full-time and two part-time employees. Administrators say they want it to be the primary source of climate information for […]

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Officials monitoring Platte River for ice jams, flooding

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The risk for ice jams in the Platte River, so far appears to be minimal, but emergency officials are constantly on the lookout for problems. Buffalo County Emergency Management Director Darren Lewis says he watches what is going on to the east and west, because that determines the local impact. Lewis says his office works […]

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Winter storm bypasses Nebraska, even as strange pattern hits nation (AUDIO)

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Some strange winter weather has hit the country even as a predicted snow storm largely missed Nebraska. Snow, freezing rain, sleet, regular ole rain; we’ve nearly seen it all so far this winter. “In a word, this has been a wet weather pattern across a good part of the country for a good part of […]

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Winter storm warning for parts of eastern Nebraska

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A winter storm warning is in effect for parts of eastern Nebraska until 3 a.m. Tuesday. National Weather Service – Omaha Meteorologist Dave Fobert says the Omaha area will have periods of heavy snow into the middle part of the afternoon and then light snow into the early evening hours. This is making travel very […]

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Beating the winter blues may just involve the flick of a switch

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During this first week of winter, Nebraskans are reminded there are relatively easy fixes if they find they’re being bogged down by a case of the blues. Epidemiologist Dr. Patty Quinlisk says Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is brought on by a lack of exposure to sunlight and it can make people feel moody and […]

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