1:33 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Drought worsens in Nebraska

The latest drought monitor report shows most of Nebraska is in a severe drought.
National Drought Mitigation Center

75 percent of Nebraska is now in a severe to extreme drought.

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1:00 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Drought conditions worsen in Nebraska

A new report on drought conditions shows 75 percent of Nebraska is in a severe drought.

The drought monitor report released last Thursday shows part of central Nebraska is in an extreme drought. The National Weather Service says it’s the worst drought since 1956 and the worst agricultural drought since 1988.

Temperatures are expected to remain above normal in to September, according to the report. Omaha set a record high Sunday of 105 degrees.

8:23 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Drought conditions prompt state of emergency in Nebraska

Governor Dave Heineman has declared a state of emergency due to drought conditions.

The Governor's office said Monday in a news release that the declaration makes state personnel and resources available for prevention and emergencies, Heineman says the drought conditions "are presenting an imminent threat to the ability of local governments to respond."

The National Weather Service in Omaha says the past six months have been the warmest on record.