Worst flooding in history of Nebraska, damage surpasses 1.3 billion

Worst flooding in history of Nebraska, damage surpasses 1.3 billion

A state of emergency is in effect in Nebraska after massive floods triggered by rapid snowmelt, ice-covered rivers and heavy rain dumped by major late-winter storm. More heavy rain is expected in the region by the end of the week. The financial impact could be more…

One of Omaha’s wettest days on record, widespread flash flooding, Nebraska

One of Omaha’s wettest days on record, widespread flash flooding, Nebraska

As of 15:00 CDT on August 20, the Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska received 156.2 mm (6.15 inches) of rain, making it the fourth-wettest day in the city since record-keeping began in 1887. The city's wettest day on record was August 7, 1999, with 164 mm (6.46…

Dust storm reduces visibility to zero, causes 29-vehicle crash, Nebraska

Dust storm reduces visibility to zero, causes 29-vehicle crash, Nebraska

Strong winds and very dry conditions produced a severe dust storm that reduced visibility to zero near MM 372 on Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska's Seward county on Sunday, April 29, 2018. The Nebraska State Patrol said the dust blew in from farm fields along…

Fast-moving thunderstorm hits metro Omaha, dumps baseball-sized hail

Fast-moving thunderstorm hits metro Omaha, dumps baseball-sized hail

A fast-moving thunderstorm dumped heavy rain and very large hail across metro Omaha, Nebraska late June 29, 2017. Reports mention hail of many sizes left a widespread trail of damage – shattered windshields, pierced skylights, and damaged roofs. According to the…

Strong storm sweeps through Omaha, leaves 76 000 homes without power

Strong storm sweeps through Omaha, leaves 76 000 homes without power

A powerful storm swept through Omaha, Nebraska between 19:00 and 21:00 CDT on Friday, June 16, 2017 (00:00 – 02:00 UTC, June 17), bringing heavy rain and winds in excess of 130 km/h (80 mph). The storm damaged numerous homes, downed trees and power lines, leaving 76…

Violent tornado, very large hail hits Carpenter, Wyoming

Violent tornado, very large hail hits Carpenter, Wyoming

Severe weather outbreak spawned several tornadoes and dropped very large hail in parts of eastern Wyoming on June 12, 2017, destroying or damaging several buildings and injuring at least one person. Damaging tornadoes were also reported in Nebraska and Colorado….

Large gustnado near Exeter, Nebraska

Large gustnado near Exeter, Nebraska

A large gustnado or landspout was spotted and recorded near Exeter, Nebraska on May 16, 2017. The event was followed by rain and pea-sized hail soon after. Although there were no damage or injuries reported, the sight evoked horrible memories to Jerry and Theresa…