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Storm chasers to be spotlighted at Saturday’s Severe Weather Seminar

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The annual regional Severe Weather Seminar is planned for this weekend at the Saline Center west of Wilber along Nebraska Highway 15. Saline County emergency management coordinator B.J. Fictum says experts from the Iowa Storm Chasing Network will be among the featured highlights this year. “The Iowa Storm Chase Team that took all of the […]

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Time to prepare for foul weather from floods to twisters

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We’re likely done with blizzards for a while, but now it’s time for Nebraskans to focus on being prepared for the challenges of the warm weather months ahead. This is the start of Severe Weather Awareness Week. Meteorologist Kenny Podrazik, at the National Weather Service, says today’s focus is on flooding and flash flooding, while […]

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Red flag fire warnings issued for parts of Nebraska

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The National Weather Service in Valley warns residents that portions of the state are in a red flag warning regarding fire danger. Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny says this is partly due to an approaching front that is bringing windy conditions to the Midwest. Zapotocny says the red flag warning extends through the center of Nebraska and […]

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Learn to be a severe weather spotter, starting this week

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Spotter training classes for severe weather are underway now and will run for the next several weeks in communities across Nebraska. Brian Smith, the warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley, says several severe storms raked the northeast part of the state last summer, causing widespread damage and injuries. Smith says it’s […]

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Learn to be a severe weather spotter, starting this week

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Spotter training classes for severe weather are underway now and will run for the next several weeks in communities across Nebraska. Brian Smith, the warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley, says several severe storms raked the northeast part of the state last summer, causing widespread damage and injuries. Smith says it’s […]

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Homeowners dealing with leaky roofs after heavy snow

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Homeowners across Nebraska are dealing with leaky roofs after the heavy, wet snow that fell over the weekend. Trent Lovewell is the general manager of John Higgins Weatherguard in Omaha and says don’t panic and risk injury climbing on to the roof to clear the snow. He says unless there is a big problem now […]

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Snow and ice covered tree and shrub care

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The weekend snowstorm coated tree and shrub branches with ice before upwards of 10 inches of heavy, wet snow fell weighing them down even more. University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension Educator for Douglas and Sarpy Counties John Fech says if you are tempted to go outside and brush the snow off, don’t.  Fech says […]

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Winter gives Nebraska a second punch

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A second round of severe winter weather has Nebraska in its grip, but the National Weather Service forecasts that grip to loosen after today. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until noon over most of the state; eastern, central, and northwestern Nebraska. A winter storm warning is in effect until noon […]

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Weekend weather brings a brutal reminder that winter isn’t over (AUDIO)

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A brutal weekend storm reminds all of us that winter isn’t over and that travelers must be prepared. Captain Lance Rogers, Nebraska State Patrol Commander of Headquarters Troop-Lincoln, says the brutal blast of winter caught many drivers by surprise. A little preparation can make a big difference. “Always, of course, carry those emergency first aid […]

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Winter weather causes two fatal accidents in Nebraska

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Icy conditions led to two fatal accidents in Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a 30-year-old trucker lost control on Interstate 80 during the snow Sunday morning. His truck collided with another semi tractor-trailer on the interstate. That accident as well as numerous others snarled traffic through northern Lincoln Sunday morning from Northwest 48th Street […]

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Parts of Husker State get 8″ of snow

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Some roads in eastern Nebraska are still in very poor shape following the weekend snowstorm. B.J. Fictum is the emergency management coordinator for Saline County and says their forecast called for a range of somewhere between one and eight inches — and the Wilber area got eight. “There were two storm systems that merged and […]

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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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