8:13 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Full containment of wildfire in north central Nebraska expected this week

An expert on emergency preparedness says wildfires pose particular challenges not seen during other disasters.

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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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12:00 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Air Quality Alert in effect Tuesday for Omaha metro area

The combination of heat, humidity and calm winds are contributing to an air quality alert day.

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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.