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Some coronavirus vaccination events have been canceled across Nebraska because winter weather delayed vaccine shipments. Health officials in Beatrice and Hastings canceled vaccination appointments that were scheduled for this week. The West Central District Health Department in North Platte said it has enough vaccine on hand for the appointments it has scheduled this week, but it may have to delay next week’s vaccination clinics because of the shipment delays. The state estimated that 6.5% of Nebraska’s population has now received both required doses of the vaccine.

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Frigid weather that has sent temperatures plunging across Middle America also has power and gas utilities urging customers to dial down the thermostat. Utility companies serving Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri issued the plea Sunday and Monday for customers to conserve power as temperatures dropped to nearly 30 below in parts of western and northern Nebraska early Monday, sending the wind chill to as low as nearly 50 below in some places.

Much of the state is bracing for snow.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Omaha area and a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Lincoln area until 7:00 tomorrow morning.  Snowfall amounts in the Omaha area could range from two to five inches, while Lincoln could see five to eight inches of frozen precipitation.  Residents are being told to expect hazardous travel conditions.

Snow For Southeast Nebraska Friday, Affecting P.M. Commute

Jan 10, 2020

The National Weather Service says accumulating snow is expected Friday along and south of Interstate 80 in southeastern Nebraska.  The afternoon and evening commute will be affected.  Freezing rain and-or sleet could precede the snow this morning over parts of the southeast, according to the weather service.  Omaha and Lincoln could measure up to four inches of snow.


More than foot of snow fell in parts of central and northern Nebraska making travel conditions difficult across much of the state. The Nebraska State Patrol had to close sections of Interstate 80 near North Platte and Wood River at different times Sunday because crashes involving semitrailer trucks blocked traffic for several hours. The interstate had reopened by Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service says 15 inches of snow fell near Ansley and 13 inches fell in Broken Bow by Sunday afternoon and snow continues to fall across the area.

Omaha Prepared For Snowstorm

Nov 27, 2019

Nebraska is dealing with winter weather.  Winter storm watches and warnings were issued for most of the state as the Omaha area received between one and five inches of snow after the storm moved into the region yesterday.  A large section of central and western Nebraska received more than 10 inches of frozen precipitation.  Officials closed an 86-mile stretch of Interstate-80 between York and Kearney during the snow storm.

Nebraska Braces For Winter Storm

Nov 26, 2019

Nebraska is bracing for a winter storm.  A winter weather advisory will take effect today at noon for the Omaha area as three to five inches of snow could fall before the system moves out of the area tomorrow morning.  Winter storm warnings will be in effect for most of the state as snowfall amounts in western Nebraska could approach one foot.  Drivers are being warned about the potential for slick road conditions and reduced visibility.


Winter Weather Leaves Shelters At Capacity

Nov 12, 2019

Winter weather conditions are forcing homeless residents to Omaha's emergency shelters.  Siena Francis House officials say nearly 300 people stayed in their shelters on Sunday night due to the frigid temperatures.  The shelters have about 260 available beds, but Siena Francis House is planning to open a new shelter next month. 


SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Forecasters say a wintry storm system could drop up to 10 inches (25.4 centimeters) of snow on northwest Nebraska later this week.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the northern half of the Panhandle. The service says ice could form on wet pavement late Wednesday night or early Thursday as the system arrives, followed by snow and winds gusting to 35 mph (56.3 kph). Travel could be extremely hazardous.

Overnight low temperatures could dip below 20 degrees (minus 6.7 Celsius).

Mayor Jean Stohert will hold a news conference today to provide information and plans for the weekend storm. You can watch and listen live at 2:00 by clicking the link below.