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Nonstop Wet Weather This Week Not A Flood Risk

Sep 10, 2020
WOWT

Days of rain in the Omaha area aren't increasing the risk for flooding. The National Weather Service says steady rain over a long period of time should only raise river levels by a foot.  They also say rivers are more likely to go up near urban areas where rain is running off of streets, parking lots, and other paved areas.

An arctic cold front that descended upon eastern Nebraska and most of Iowa may have claimed an elderly victim. Omaha police say officers found the body of an 80-year-old man a little before 5:40 a.m. Thursday in a street not far from an assisted living center where he lived. Police say he was not dressed appropriately for the cold. The National Weather Service says the wind chill had dropped to minus 26 degrees (minus 32 Celsius) at that time. He's been identified as Robert Freymuller.

Hospitals Warn Of Wind Chill Dangers

Feb 13, 2020

Lincoln area hospitals are warning residents about the dangerous wind chills that have moved into the region.  CHI Health St. Elizabeth officials are encouraging people to dress in layers and limit their exposure to the outside temperatures. People who spend time outside in low wind chills are at risk of developing hypothermia and frostbite.  Much of the eastern part of the state is under a Wind Chill Advisory this morning. Gusty winds could push the wind chill down to 30 degrees below zero today.

Snow and bitter cold is expected across much of Nebraska and Iowa at the start of the work week.

 The National Weather Service says much of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa is likely to see 1-to-2 inches of snow by early Monday. Some parts of eastern Iowa could receive 4-to-6 inches of snow. Cold temperatures are expected to follow the snow on Monday. Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens Monday morning and winds up to 30 mph are expected. The wind may create blowing snow and wind chills around 0 degrees.