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Blood supplies critically low due to snowstorm & severe cold

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A spokeswoman for the blood bank that serves dozens of hospitals across Nebraska says the recent winter storm hit at a critical moment and left blood supplies dangerously low. LifeServe Blood Center’s Beth Phillips says they had to cancel blood drives all across the region as the snow moved in and left extremely cold weather […]

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Organizations working overtime to help the homeless

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Nebraska organizations that assist those in need are ready to help on this brutal cold day. Candace Gregory is CEO at the Open Door Mission in Omaha and says no one is turned away from their door. Gregory says all 816 beds at the Mission are full and people are now sleeping on the floor […]

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Cold weather and cars don’t always mix

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Hundreds of schools and businesses across the state are closed today due to sub-zero temperatures and harsh wind chill factors. Many Nebraskans were also late getting to work because their car wouldn’t start. Bob Fenster is a mechanic at Buchanan’s Service Center in Omaha and says winter can be hard on a car. He says […]

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Bitter cold returns to Nebraska

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Bitter cold returned to Nebraska overnight, with a bit of snow. The National Weather Service has issued a wind child advisory for this morning for the entire state. The forecast for today calls for partly cloudy conditions and very cold temperatures with highs in the eastern and central portions of the state ranging from four […]

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Arctic front targeting Nebraska

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Bitter cold and snow is in Nebraska’s forecast for the first weekend of 2015. Valley National Weather Service Meteorologist Van DeWald says an arctic front should arrive Saturday afternoon in western Nebraska and move east across the state. DeWald says one to two inches of snow is expected across the state but the big issue […]

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New year, new weather pattern

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A new year ushers in an improved weather pattern. After two days of bitterly cold temperatures, Nebraska returns to more seasonal weather. The National Weather Service forecasts a mostly sunny New Year’s Day with highs reaching nearly 30 degrees in eastern and central Nebraska. Western Nebraska, which has experienced bitterly cold temperatures plunging well below […]

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Bitter cold has Nebraska in its grip

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Nebraska wakes up to bitter cold temperatures again this morning. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for western Nebraska. An advisory remains in effect for the central and eastern portions of the state. It should be sunny for this last day of 2014 with the highs ranging from 15 to 19. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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