OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The National Weather Service says nearly a dozen tornadoes have been reported in south-central and southeastern Nebraska but no injuries.

NWS: three tornadoes hit southeast Nebraska Monday night

May 28, 2013

The National Weather Service says three tornadoes touched down in southeast Nebraska Monday night.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The wet snow that covered parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa likely didn't hurt many newly planted flowers and vegetables.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A cool, rainy spring is easing dry conditions in parts of the nation's farm belt that saw the worst of last year's drought.

BBB warns of scams following severe weather

Apr 12, 2013

The Better Business Bureau is warning of scams following severe weather earlier this week.

NWS North Platte

Starting Monday, you’ll notice new wording in warnings issued by the National Weather Service.

Severe Weather Awareness Week in Nebraska, Iowa

Mar 25, 2013
NWS North Platte

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week.

The American Red Cross recently launched its official Tornado App for iPhone and Android Smartphone users.

This Sunday the Douglas County Historical Society is hosting a panel discussion on the 1913 Easter Sunday tornado.

Drought conditions to persist, spread to other areas

Feb 22, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Climate experts say the drought affecting more than half of the nation will persist in the Great Plains and West through the spring and spread over more of California, Texas and Florida.

Road conditions poor in metro area

Feb 21, 2013

Road conditions are deteriorating throughout the Omaha area as moderate to heavy snow moves in.

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — As much as 8 inches of snow fell in south-central Nebraska overnight, but the storm will continue to drop snow across the state throughout the day.

Storm leaves behind eight inches of snow, slick roads

Feb 20, 2013

8.3 inches of snow was recorded at Eppley Airfield from Thursday's storm.

Heavy snow, strong winds expected from coming snow storm

Feb 19, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A powerful winter storm system is heading for Nebraska and Iowa, promising a foot or more of snow and high winds.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A winter storm packing snow and wind swept through Iowa and Nebraska, slowing morning commutes, closing schools and leaving portions of major highways shut down.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The westbound lanes of Interstate 80 have been closed near Lincoln because of jackknifed semitrailers as blowing snow continues to cause travel problems in eastern Nebraska.

Winter Weather Advisory for much of KIOS listening area

Jan 29, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Several inches of snow are expected across parts of Iowa and Nebraska as a winter storm moves in.

Four people killed in Friday morning crash identified

Jan 22, 2013

WATERLOO, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of four Guatemalan men who were fatally injured in a collision in foggy and icy conditions in eastern Nebraska's Douglas County.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Light snow is expected to hit most of Iowa and parts of Nebraska as both states recover from a powerful storm last week.

Power restored following Wednesday's storm

Dec 21, 2012

OPPD says all customers who lost power during Wednesday's snow storm now have it restored.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Residents across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa should prepare for the season's first significant snow later this week, with weather forecasters calling for up to half a foot of snow and gusty winds.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Drought-plagued Midwest farming states got little benefit from the massive storm that pounded the Eastern Seaboard this week, although the nation's worst drought in decades appears to be easing in some areas.

Strong winds force closure of Interstate

Oct 19, 2012

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says portions of Interstate 80 and two other highways in western Nebraska have reopened following their closure because of blowing dirt and strong winds.

September is National Preparedness Month

Sep 17, 2012

The American Red Cross says putting together a kit and having an emergency plan are critical to prepare for a disaster.

Ag Secretary calls for quick passage of farm bill

Aug 10, 2012
Katie Schubert, KIOS-FM

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the U.S. House needs to pass the farm bill upon its return to session next month.

Excessive Heat Warning in effect through Friday evening

Jul 3, 2012

The Salvation Army of Omaha will have its cooling centers open the rest of the week.

An excessive heat warning is in effect for the Omaha metro area through Friday. All four cooling centers will be open from 8 am to 8 pm. The centers are the Council Bluffs Corps, North Corps at 24th and Pratt Streets, the Kroc Center in South Omaha, and the Lied Renaissance Center at 36th and Cuming Streets.

Salvation Army officials say donations of bottled water are needed for the cooling centers.

Drought conditions prompt state of emergency in Nebraska

Jul 3, 2012

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.

Heat Advisory, Air Quality Action Day in Omaha metro

Jun 29, 2012

A heat advisory is in effect Friday for the KIOS listening area, along with an Air Quality Action Day.

MAPA says an Air Quality Action Day is issued when there are elevated ozone levels. That can cause respiratory difficulties in people with conditions such as asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis.

Temperatures top 100 degrees in Omaha metro

Jun 28, 2012

Omaha’s high temperature reached 102 Wednesday and hot weather is expected the next few days.

Alegent Health spokeswoman Jodi Hoatson says 12 people were treated in the five hospitals’ emergency rooms for heat-related illness as of Wednesday evening. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can set in quickly during hot weather unless you take precautions.

Areas south of the Omaha metro are under a heat advisory Thursday. Lincoln’s high temperature also reached 102 Wednesday.


Hot summer temperatures preceded the official start of the season last week. So it’s important to protect yourself while enjoying outdoor activities.  With more, here’s Omaha Public Radio’s Cheril Lee…