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  • Heavy Rain July 21, 2010
    During the early to mid morning hours an Wednesday, July 21st, a persistent area of showers and thunderstorms dumped very heavy rainfall across parts of north central Kansas. As seen in the radar-estimated precipitation map below, the heaviest rain of 2 to 5+ inches targeted southern Smith, northeast Osborne, and much of Mitchell Counties.

  • Strong to Severe Storms July 17-20, 2010
    Continung a very active July weather pattern, several rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms rumbled across parts of the NWS Hastings county warning area during a roughly 72-hour period between just after midnight, Saturday, July 17th, and the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 20th.

  • Stifling Heat Indices July 17, 2010
    Finding a cool place outdoors the afternoon and early evening on Saturday, July 17th was near impossible across central and south central Nebraska and north central Kansas.

  • Large Hail July 12, 2010
    For the third consecutive evening, isolated severe weather affected a small portion of south central Nebraska on Monday, July 12, 2010.

  • Severe Thunderstorms July 11, 2010
    Sunday, July 11, 2010, brought isolated severe thunderstorms to a small part of south central Nebraska for the second consecutive evening, as a weak upper level disturbance interacted with an unstable airmass.

  • July 10, 2010 Severe Weather
    Saturday evening, July 10, 2010, brought isolated severe thunderstorms to parts of south central Nebraska, with these storms initially developing along a surface low pressure trough to the west of the area.

  • Independence Day Climatology for Grand Island, NE
    Some Climate Data for Independence Day -- Grand Island, NE

  • Holiday Weekend Rainfall
    Listed below are a number of 72-hour rainfall totals from National Weather Service cooperative observers and automated airport equipment, ending at approximately 7AM, Tuesday, July 6, 2010. The vast majority of this rain fell during the 48 hours ending at 7AM, Monday, July 5.

  • June 2010 Weather Summary
    June 2010 was a busy month weather-wise, especially after a fairly quiet start to the severe weather season in April and May. Things got rolling right away during the first week, as a late night hail storm dropped baseball size hail near Cotesfield in Howard County, Nebraska.

  • Near Record June 2010 Rainfall
    Even with a dry last few days of the month, June 2010 will turn out to be one of the wettest on record for a few spots. Ironically, of the official National Weather Service sites listed, this June was not a record breaker, although it was pretty close.

  • Geneva, NE Storm Damage - June 27, 2010
    Thunderstorms developed along a cold frontal boundary late Saturday evening, June 26th, and the storms continued into the early morning hours of June 27th.

  • Active Severe Weather Pattern - June 19th-22nd, 2010
    lthough June is typically an active month of severe weather for south central Nebraska and north central Kansas, much of the area dealt with one round of severe weather after another during the 4-day period between Saturday, June 19th - Tuesday, June 22, 2010.

  • Superior, NE Tornado - June 20, 2010
    The National Weather Service in Hastings conducted a damage survey of a tornado in Superior, Nebraska on Monday, June 21.

  • Randall, KS Tornado Damage Survey - June 19, 2010
    The National Weather Service in Hastings conducted a damage survey of a tornado near Randall, Kansas on Sunday, June 20. The survey was an attempt to retrace the path of a tornadic supercell thunderstorm which occurred Saturday evening, June 19.

  • Severe Weather June 19, 2010
    Thunderstorms pushed across portions of south central Nebraska and north central Kansas Saturday morning, June 19, 2010, bringing with them large hail and gusty thunderstorm winds.

  • Severe Weather Summary - June 17, 2010
    Thursday evening, June 17, 2010, brought a round of severe thunderstorms to parts of south central Nebraska and north central Kansas, with most storms focusing within 15 miles of a line running from Geneva Nebraska to Stockton Kansas.

  • Five Day Rainfall - June 10th-14th, 2010
    Record rainfall over the course of the past 5 days has left many Nebraska rivers and tributaries above flood stage with dam failures that flooded the town of North Loup this past Saturday...and dams on the Cedar River near Ericson Sunday...and Spalding this Monday.

  • Furnas County Tornado Damage Survey - June 13, 2010
    Personnel from the National Weather Service in Hastings, NE conducted a damage survey on June 14, 2010, for a severe weather event that occurred during the evening of June 13.

  • Ericson Dam Failure - June 13, 2010
    Ericson Dam in Wheeler County, Nebraska failed Sunday evening, June 13th. Water levels at Ericson Lake reached its capacity of 360 acre feet, and water flowed into the emergency spillway.

  • Flooding June 11th-13th, 2010
    Thunderstorms from Friday night June 11th into Saturday morning June 12th brought two to three inches of rain to much of the south central Nebraska and north central Kansas.

  • Heavy Rainfall June 10, 2010
    Widespread heavy rainfall of 1.5 to over 3 inches fell across areas generally along and north of Highway 92 in central and east central Nebraska on Thursday morning, June 10, 2010.

  • Severe Weather June 8, 2010
    A line of intense thunderstorms pushed across central and south central Nebraska as well as portions of north central Kansas early Tuesday morning, June 8, 2010, bringing with it gusty thunderstorm winds and large hail.

  • Lexington, NE Wind Damage Survey - June 8, 2010
    The National Weather Service in Hastings conducted a storm survey in the Lexington, Nebraska area on June 8, 2010, for a storm that moved through just after midnight on June 8. A squall line thunderstorm complex moved across the state overnight, with the most significant damage occurring in and near Lexington.

  • Severe Weather Recap -- Tuesday, June 1st
    Tuesday, June 1, 2010, was an active severe weather day across much of the Central Plains. While a few tornadoes occurred across far eastern Nebraska into Iowa, large hail and locally heavy rainfall was the main story across portions of south central Nebraska.

  • June 3rd 1980 - A World Class Tornado Outbreak
    There are many aspects of the Grand Island Tornado Outbreak of June 3, 1980 that set it apart from other major historical tornado occurrences...some of which could possibly define it as one of the greatest recorded outbreaks in tornado history.

  • Locally Heavy Rainfall -- Sunday, May 30th
    During the morning hours of Sunday, May 30, 2010, primarily between 1 AM-10 AM, widespread showers and thunderstorms migrated across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas from west to east. Somewhat out of character for late-May, NO severe weather occurred with this activity. However, many locations picked up locally heavy rainfall between 1-2 inches, mainly along and west of Highway 281.

  • 30th Anniversary of the Grand Island Tornadoes - June 3, 1980
    It may still seem like yesterday to some folks, but Thursday, June 3rd, marks the 30th Anniversary of one of the most devastating and unique tornado events to ever strike south central Nebraska.

  • May 2010 Weather Summary
    May was the tail of two climates, at least in terms of temperature across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. Temperatures were below normal during the first 3 weeks of the month, thanks mostly to a series of upper level low pressure systems which slowly migrated across the central United States.

  • Memorial Day Climatology
    Since 1971, Memorial Day has been observed on the final Monday of May. This year, Memorial Day is May 31. The weather in May can be both Spring and Summer-like, and a historical perspective with regard to climate data depicts such a trend.

  • Locally Heavy Rainfall May 30, 2010
    During the morning hours of Sunday, May 30, 2010, primarily between 1 AM-10 AM, widespread showers and thunderstorms migrated across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas from west to east.

  • Peak Wind Speeds May 24, 2010
    A strong south wind blasted the plains during the better part of the day Monday, May 24, 2010.

  • Severe Thunderstorms May 24, 2010
    Thunderstorms erupted across western Nebraska on Monday afternoon, May 24, 2010.

  • Peak Wind Speeds May 22, 2010
    A strong pressure gradient across the Central Plains Saturday (May 22nd) left many locations with a day of intense south winds.

  • 1980 Grand Island Tornadoes
    The following narrative is a summary of the Grand Island, Nebraska, tornadoes of June 3, 1980.

  • Severe Weather May 6, 2010
    During the evening hours of Thursday, May 6, 2010, a corridor of strong to severe thunderstorms developed north of a surface warm front stretched from west to east across Kansas. Most severe weather in the NWS Hastings coverage area affected locations along and 15 miles either side of the Nebraska-Kansas border.

  • April 2010 Weather Summary
    April 2010 turned out to be another warm month at Grand Island and Hastings.

  • Severe Weather and Heavy Rain April 29th
    During the late afternoon and evening hours of Thursday, April 29, 2010, a corridor of strong to severe thunderstorms erupted along a cold front across the far southeast portions of the NWS Hastings county warning area.

  • April 26 Winds
    A strong pressure gradient across the central plains left many locations with a day of strong northwest winds.

  • Rainfall Totals April 13 to 16th
    A slow-moving frontal system lingering across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas resulted in several rounds of showers and thunderstorms between the evening of Tuesday, April 13th, and the early morning hours of Friday, April 16, 2010.

  • April 13th Winds
    Intense south winds buffeted the Central Plains on Tuesday, April 13th.

  • April 7 Shower - Rainfall Total
    Strong upper level low pressure moved from northeast Colorado east along the Kansas and Nebraska border Tuesday night, spreading widespread rain, locally heavy, and some snow in south central Nebraska and north central Kansas.

  • April 7 Winds
    Todays strong north wind...the result of rapidly building high pressure...building at the rate of 3 to 5 millibars per hour...had weakened below wind advisory criteria by 6 pm.

  • Grand Island Sets Snow Depth Duration Record
    GRAND ISLAND NEBRASKA SETS A RECORD FOR THE NUMBER OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH A SNOW DEPTH OF 3 INCHES OR GREATER

  • March 2010 Weather Summary
    Temperatures in March were on the upswing across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas, starting a good 10 degrees below normal for highs on the 1st (in the 30s), but readings became more spring-like and climbed well above normal by the end of the month.

  • Snow March 19
    Wintry weather conditions unfolded for the final full day of winter on March 19th.

  • 20 Year Anniversary of the March 13, 1990 Tornado Outbreak
    On March 13, 1990, an early season outbreak of tornadoes ripped across the interior United States. A total of 59 tornado touchdowns impacted the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

  • Wettest Start to March on Record at Grand Island and Hastings
    THROUGH THE FIRST 12 DAYS OF THIS MONTH PRECIPITATION TOTALS AT BOTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT AT GRAND ISLAND AND HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WERE THE HIGHEST OF ANY MARCH 1 THROUGH MARCH 12 PERIOD ON RECORD.

  • March 9, 2010 Rainfall Map
    An upper low pressure system brought widespread rainfall to south central Nebraska and north central Kansas beginning March 8th and continuing March 9th.

  • March 5-6, 2010 Rainfall Summary
    Rainfall from Friday night and early Saturday Morning (March 5-6) was fairly widespread across region. The heaviest...

  • Ice Jam Flooding on the Loup River Near Genoa
    Flooding occurred along the Loup River near Genoa for several days. The flooding began Saturday evening March 6th, but was aggravated on Wednesday, March 10th as an ice jam sent the river to near record stage levels.

  • Longest Stretch of Sub 50 Degree Days Finally Over
    AT LONG LAST, BOTH GRAND ISLAND AND HASTINGS TOPPED THE 50 DEGREE MARK ON THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010.

  • Snow of 1 to 4 inches February 21 and 22
    A quick moving storm system moved across the central U.S. February 21st and 22nd.

  • Hang in There, It Can Only Get Better
    The winter of 2009 to 2010 has been relentless when it comes to breaks from the record cold. When looking at the averages we can usually look forward to a day or two when temperatures warm just enough to give us that false hope of spring.

  • Light Snow February 18th and 19th
    A storm system moved across the region from west to east late February 18th into the day February 19th, bringing with it a round of light snow to several locations across the area.

  • 2010 Spring Hydrologic Outlook
    River Conditions and Spring Flood Potential This outlook is for the NWS Hastings Hydrologic Service Area. In south central Nebraska this outlook includes the Platte, Loup, Little Blue and Republican Rivers and their tributaries. In north central Kansas, the Solomon River and its tributaries are included.

  • Not So Sweet Weather on Valentines Day
    Weather conditions on Valentines Day were not so sweet as intense northwest winds buffetted the Central Plains. A strong upper low pressure system advanced south from the Dakotas and across eastern Nebraska during the morning, then moved into Missouri in the evening. A strong cold front accompanied the system and in a tight pressure gradient on the back side of the low, northwest winds increased to 30 to 35 mph and had gusts well over 40 mph.

  • Snowfall February 4th and 5th
    A combination of two storm systems brought snowfall to south central Nebraska and north central Kansas beginning Wednesday night, February 3rd.

  • January 2010 Weather Summary
    January 2010 saw another winter month of below normal average monthly temperatures at Grand Island and Hastings.

  • Strong Winds January 25th
    A windy end to the weekend led right into a windy start to the week across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. Automated airport equipment at Aurora, Hastings and Grand Island all reported wind gusts over 50 mph prior to dawn Monday morning, and were later joined by 50 plus mph gusts at Ord and Lexington.

  • January 1st through 9th A Top Five Coldest Starts to January
    NOW THAT THE ARCTIC AIRMASS OF THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS IS RELEASING ITS GRIP IT IS TIME TO TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE FIRST NINE DAYS OF JANUARY AND HOW TEMPERATURES DURING THIS STRETCH COMPARED TO THE COLDEST FIRST NINE DAYS OF JANUARY ON RECORD.

  • Sundogs Appeared January 7th
    Sundogs made an appearance in the sky on January 7th. Sundogs are a pair of brightly colored spots (usually colored) located on either side of the sun.

  • Snow, Wind and Cold January 6th through the 9th
    Snow and strong winds accompanied an arctic airmass that settled in across the Central Plains region January 6th through the 9th. Snowfall of up to 1 to 3 inches fell on the 6th, and when gusty northwest winds kicked in, both new snow and snowfall from previous snowstorms started blowing and drifting.

  • Top 5 Coldest December on Record - 2009
    Not surprisingly, December 2009 will go down in the record books as one the top 5 coldest on record across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas...

  • January 2nd Snowfall
    One to four inches of fluffy snow fell across portions of south central Nebraska and north central Kansas, mainly between the daytime hours on Saturday, January 2nd, and the morning of Sunday, January 3rd.

  • Top Weather Events of the Last Decade 2000 to 2009
    Ten years of the new millennium have passed, and during that time several significant weather events have impacted south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. The National Weather Service Office in Hastings, NE identified a Top 10 list of extreme weather events ranging from severe weather to winter weather, to hydrological conditions.

  • 2009 A Summary of Tornaodes and Significant Weather Events
    The following is a summary of significant weather events of 2009 which impacted south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. Each month contains a summary of web stories and the events which occurred.

  • December 2009 Breaks Monthly Snowfall Record
    Needless to say, December 2009 will not soon be forgotten for its share of wintry weather across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. The month featured 2 significant snow events, one focusing on the Dec. 7th and 8th time frame, and the other spanning several days during the week of Christmas, including long lasting blizzard conditions on Christmas Day.

  • December 2009 Weather Summary
    December 2009 was both cold and snowy at Grand Island and Hastings. The average monthly temperature at Grand Island was 18.3 degrees, which was 7.3 degrees below normal. Hastings had an average monthly temperature of 18.6 degrees which was degrees 8.1 degrees below normal.

  • December 2009, A Top Five Coldest December on Record
    Not surprisingly, December 2009 will go down in the record books as one the top 5 coldest on record across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. Average temperatures for the month were 7 to 9 degrees below normal across the area.

  • When was the last time it was this cold?
    GIVEN THE UNUSUALLY SHARP ARCTIC BLAST THAT HAS TAKEN AIM UPON SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...SOME MAY BE WONDERING HOW LONG IT HAS BEEN SINCE THE REGION LAST EXPERIENCED SUCH COLD TEMPERATURES.

  • Snow, Wind and Cold January 6th through the 9th
    Snow and strong winds accompanied an arctic airmass that settled in across the Central Plains region January 6th through the 9th.

  • 2009 A Summary of Tornadoes and Significant Weather Events
    The following is a summary of significant weather events of 2009 which impacted south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. Each month contains a summary of web stories and the events which occurred.

  • New Years Day Climatology
    As we ring in 2010, here is a look at some New Years Day climatology for the area...

  • Summary of the Christmas Blizzard
    The Christmas Blizzard of 2009 will be one blizzard which will not soon be forgotten and will draw memories of raging blizzards of years past. For 18 to 24 hours, a large part of south central Nebraska and extreme northern Kansas was blasted with 30 to 60 mph winds, visibilities less than one half mile and frequent white out conditions. Winds dropped off dramatically by dawn Saturday, December 26th, although still gusted to 35 mph.

  • Freezing Rain and Snow December 23
    A strong storm system began moving out of the southwestern U.S. on Wednesday, December 23rd...bringing with it a mixed bag of wintry precipitation to the area. By sunrise Wednesday, freezing drizzle, freezing rain, sleet and snow were all being observed across central and south central Nebraska, as well as portions of north central Kansas.

  • What are the Chances of a White Christmas?
    For those inquisitive minds wanting to know the odds of a white Christmas across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas, Santas reindeer have tabulated the numbers and here are their findings...

  • Third Coldest Start to December on Record
    F YOU THOUGHT IT HAS BEEN AN ABNORMALLY COLD START TO DECEMBER...YOU WOULD BE RIGHT. THE FIRST 15 DAYS OF DECEMBER RANK AS THE THIRD COLDEST ON RECORD AT GRAND ISLAND...HASTINGS...AND KEARNEY. IT WAS THE COLDEST START TO DECEMBER SINCE 1972.

  • Scenes of Winter
    Periods of freezing drizzle and light snow on December 13th left a coating of ice and snow on trees and other outdoor surfaces. The pictures below were taken outside of the Hastings National Weather Service office on December 14th.

  • Record Breaking Snowfall December 8
    A powerful winter storm pounded all of south central Nebraska and north central Kansas with heavy snow, and eventually strong northwest winds between Monday afternoon, Dec. 7th, and early Wednesday morning, Dec. 9th, 2009.

  • A Few Inches of Snow Strikes the Area
    A fast moving storm system brought snow to much of central and south central Nebraska, as well as portions of north central Kansas during the day Sunday, December 6th, 2009.

  • November 2009 Weather Summary
    November 2009 was a mild month temperature wise and days with precipitation were few and far between at Grand Island and Hastings. The average monthly temperature at Grand Island was 43.7 degrees, which was 7.3 degrees above normal.

  • Average High Temperatures in November 2009 were Warmer than October 2009
    In a very unusual turn of events, the average high temperatures in Grand Island, Hastings, and Kearney were actually warmer in November than in October. This has happened only one other time in over 100 years of record keeping, which was back in 1925.

  • Brr! Second Coldest October on Record
    As expected, October turned out to be one of the coldest on record across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. With records dating back to the late 1800s in some cases, October 2009 will generally go down as the 2nd coldest October on record.

  • October 2009 Weather Summary
    The first and last days of October 2009 featured mild afternoon temperatures in the mid 60s, however sandwiched in between these two days were prolonged periods of unseasonably cold temperatures, rainy weather and even some accumulating snowfall.

  • Rain and Snow October 28th through 30th
    A storm system emerged out of the Rockies into western Kansas late Thursday, October 29th, before pushing northeastward into eastern Nebraska during the early morning hours Friday, October 30th.

  • A Mid Week Storm Brings Rain and Snow
    A potent storm system brought locally heavy rain to much of south central Nebraska and parts of north central Kansas, beginning late Tuesday, October 20th, and lasting through late Thursday, October 22nd.

  • First Two Weeks of October 2009 - Coldest on Record
    To no ones surprise, the first two weeks of October has been the coldest on record. So far, average temperatures for the month are running 10 to 16 degrees below normal. Team those numbers with widespread snowfall on the 9th and 10th, and several other wet periods since the 1st, and you have the recipe for record breaking cold.

  • First Snow of the Season October 9-10, 2009
    A potent weather system brought an early season snow storm to portions of the region late Friday through early Saturday. Snow initially developed over northwestern Nebraska Friday afternoon and evening, before spreading into north central and central Nebraska during the overnight hours Friday.

  • Cold Start to October 2009
    One of the coldest starts to October on record...

  • Widespread Rain October 5-6
    An upper level disturbance and cold frontal boundary swept across the Central Plains region on October 5-6, producing widespread rainfall across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. In general, rainfall amounts averaged one third of an inch to one half of an inch, however some locations across north central Kansas tallied rainfall amounts between one and two inches.

  • Strong Winds October 2, 2009
    Strong winds were observed across all of central and south central Nebraska, as well as portions of north central Kansas during the day Friday, October 2nd. Sustained northwesterly winds of 25-35 mph were accompanied by gusts to near 55 mph through some locations.

  • September 2009 Weather Summary
    September 2009 began on a cool note at Grand Island, and Hastings as average daily temperatures were below normal for the first six days of the month. Readings recovered to normal or above for the second and third weeks, then a strong cutoff upper low pressure system brought another round of cool weather from the 21st to the 25th.

  • Average Frost/Freeze Date Information 2009
    Frost occurs when there is a solid deposition of water vapor from the air. Frost will form when solid surfaces are cooled below the dew point.

  • Locally Heavy Rainfall September 21, 2009
    A strong cold front swept across the Central Plains during the early morning hours on Monday, September 21st. Thunderstorms developed along the front and produced locally heavy rainfall in excess of an inch, while winds gusted between 30 and 40 mph at times. The heaviest rainfall occurred in Mitchell County where 1.45 inches fell at Beloit. Farther to the east towards Concordia, rainfall amounts tallied over two and three inches.

  • More Locally Heavy Rainfall September 22, 2009
    A strong, nearly stationary upper level low pressure system resulted in an unseasonably cool and rainy day across much of south central Nebraska and north central Kansas on Tuesday, September 22. Although most areas across the region picked up at least a little rain, a fairly narrow, roughly 20-30 mile wide corridor of south central Nebraska was soaked with amounts between 1.50 to over 2.00 inches.

  • Heavy Rainfall September 11, 2009
    Thunderstorms erupted over the area Friday afternoon and evening, September 11th, as a cold front pushed across the region. Although no reports of severe weather were received in association with this thunderstorm activity, heavy rainfall did strike portions of south central Nebraska between the I-80 and Highway 6 corridors.

  • 2009 Summer Weather
    Preliminary data for June, July and August 2009 tell the "cool" story of temperatures for Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney. Though astronomically not the case, the period of June, July and August is often considered the meteorological summer period. This past summer was the coolest since 2004 for the Tri-Cities and one of the coolest summers on record. This summer was the 6th coolest on record for Kearney, the 7th coolest for Hastings and it tied for the 7th coolest at Grand Island.

  • Severe Storms September 3
    Isolated severe thunderstorms popped over parts of the region Thursday afternoon and into the evening hours. Thunderstorms were strongest in north central Kansas, where large hail was common in Jewell and Mitchell counties. A series of thunderstorms brought quarter to golf ball size hail, especially around the Beloit area between 5 and 6 pm. Winds estimated to be near 60 mph were also reported near Beloit. Another storm about one hour later dropped ping pong ball size hail 8 miles south of Glen Elder. Finally, heavy rain of 2.05 inches was reported near Webber.

  • August 2009 Weather Summary
    The first day of August 2009 began on a cool note, with afternoon high temperatures only reaching the upper 70s to the lower 80s. By the end of the first week of August, an upper level ridge of high pressure built east across the central plains and temperatures climbed into the middle and upper 90s. Despite a few warm days here and there, August afternoon temperatures saw more readings in the 70s and 80s versus the 90s.

  • Not So Hot
    A large number of our Cooperative Weather Observation sites were more than 50 percent off from the average number of days with at or above 90 degree temperatures...and to find a 100 degree or warmer day you would have had to hang out along the southern border counties of Nebraska or in north central Kansas. Looking back at previous years...the early 1990s come closest to resembling this years "chilly" trend. While September averages anywhere between 5 to 10 days with 90 degree or warmer temperatures...it is doubtful the September final count will bring us closer to the average number of 90-plus degree days we normally experience.

  • Severe Weather Strikes Valley County August 24th
    Thunderstorms erupted over Valley County August 24th, bringing with them high winds and large hail. Hail to the size of ping pong balls, reported three miles northwest of Ord, was the largest hail reported.

  • Heavy Rain Event - August 25th and 26th
    Record setting heavy rain fell across parts of south central Nebraska and north central Kansas Tuesday evening August 25th through Wednesday morning August 26th. Over 5 inches of rain was reported on the southwest side of Hastings, Nebraska, with 4.09 inches of precipitation reported at the Hastings Municipal Airport, a new daily precipitation record for August 26th, which was also enough to establish an all-time 8th wettest 24 hour record rainfall record based on data going back to 1894.

  • Not So Hot
    As it turns out, 2009, at least through the end of August, most of central and south central Nebraska and north central Kansas will end up short on the number of 90 and 100 degree days climatology says we are owed. Not that many are complaining, especially when the air conditioning bill comes in, the cooler summer is hampering the maturation of some crops, especially corn, and utility companies are noticing a decreased demand for electricity.

  • Heavy Rainfall August 14-15
    A widespread, soaking rain fell across much of central and south central Nebraska between the mid evening hours of August 14, and the morning of the 15th. Fortunately, no severe weather occurred with these rounds of thunderstorms.

  • July 2009 Climate Connection
    It was the second month running with below normal temperatures, and record low average temperatures were definitely record setters with all but York falling into the Top Ten Coolest Julys of record since the late 1800s and early 1900s.

  • A Few Severe Thunderstorms August 10th
    A few severe thunderstorms grazed both the extreme northern and southern edges of the NWS Hastings forecast area during the morning hours on Monday, August 10, 2009.

  • Severe Weather and Locally Heavy Rain August 9
    Thunderstorms became severe after 4 am the morning of August 9th. The storms developed in the vicinity of a cold frontal boundary, and produced large hail ranging from the size of quarters to the size of golf balls as they tracked to the east northeast. Locally heavy rainfall in excess of an inch also occurred, with Genoa seeing the highest rainfall total of 1.65 inches.

  • Heavy Rainfall August 6-7
    Thunderstorms developed in the Nebraska panhandle during the afternoon hours on August 6th, and rolled eastward and reached south central Nebraska during the late evening hours.

  • Severe Weather Rolls Across the Morning of August 5
    Showers and thunderstorms pushed across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas the morning of August 5th, bringing with them locally heavy rainfall and frequent cloud to ground lightning.

  • Severe Weather August 3rd-4th
    Severe thunderstorms rolled across much of south central Nebraska during the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 4, 2009, producing a swath of damaging winds ranging from 50 to over 70 MPH in many areas.

  • Top 10 Coolest July in the Tri-Cities
    If you thought July was unusually cool, you were right. In fact, when you combine June and July, it turned out to be the coolest two month period since 2004, and one of the coolest on record.

  • July 31 Severe Weather Summary
    Thunderstorms developed along a cold frontal boundary during the evening on Friday, July 31st. The thunderstorms became severe and produced hail the size of golf balls, damaging winds in excess of 60 mph and locally heavy rainfall.

  • July 2009 Weather Summary
    July of 2009 was cool one for the tri-cities and average monthly temperatures ranged from 3.3 to 3.8 degrees below normal. The cool monthly temperatures made the Top 10 for the Coolest July on record, at Grand Island, Hastings, and Kearney, NE.

  • July 24 Severe Weather and Funnel Cloud
    Isolated severe thunderstorms developed along an advancing cold front across parts of south central Nebraska during the late afternoon and evening hours on Friday, July 24, 2009. Some of this activity continued into the early morning hours of July 25.

  • Severe Weather and Heavy Rainfall July 22
    Thunderstorms erupted across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas Wednesday afternoon and evening. Several of these storms did reach severe status with large hail to the size of golf balls and gusty thunderstorms winds in excess of 60 MPH being reported.

  • June 2009 Weather Summary
    June of 2009 began with cool temperatures for the first half of the month at Grand Island, Hastings, and Kearney, NE.

  • Independence Day Climatology For Grand Island, NE
    Some Climate Data for Independence Day -- Grand Island, NE Since 1971, high temperatures on July 4 have ranged from 71 degrees (1972) to 106 degrees (1978).

  • June 24 -- Radar Captures Large Circular Outflow Boundary
    Of particular interest with these storms was the impressive outflow boundary that developed.

  • Overnight Thunderstorms June 18-19
    Thunderstorms developed around 11 pm Thursday night, June 18th and continued during the early morning hours on Friday, June 19th.

  • Weak Tornado Passes Through Southern Grand Island on June 17th
    After getting several additional reports during the afternoon of June 18th of a possible tornado in southern Grand Island, NWS Hastings staff conducted a damage survey into the area. It was found that a weak (EF0) tornado did occur.

  • EF1 Tornado North of Gibbon June 17
    A supercell thunderstorm spawned tornadoes in eastern Buffalo county during the evening on Wednesday, June 17. Tornadoes were reported in the area 9 miles north and 2 miles west of Gibbon.

  • EF2 Tornado West of Aurora June 17
    A tornado occurred west of Aurora, Nebraska on Wednesday evening, June 17th. The tornado touched down at the intersection of Highway 34 and Road G, and tracked east along U.S. Highway 34 for five miles, and lifted at Highway 34 and Road M.

  • June 9-12: Top 10 Rain Totals In NWS Hastings Coverage Area
    Although the month of June as a whole has been rather wet across much of south central Nebraska and north central Kansas, the most recent "wet spell" seemed to set in during the early morning hours of June 9, when southern sections of Rooks, Osborne and Mitchell counties in north central Kansas were drenched with 1-2 inches of rain.

  • Heavy Rainfall Early June 15th
    Early morning thunderstorms dropped very heavy rain over southern Nebraska and north central Kansas that left areas of flooding along Bow Creek near Stockton...and along the North and South Forks of the Solomon River and its tributaries in north central Kansas.

  • A Double Dose Of Windy...May 19-20
    A tight pressure gradient squeezed in between surface low pressure over the Central High Plains...and a high pressure ridge extending from Texas across the eastern United States...left central and south central Nebraska and north central Kansas with a pair of windy and warm days, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 19 and 20, 2009.

  • Friday Morning Hail...May 15
    Strong, hail-producing thunderstorms flared up across parts of south central Nebraska

  • Some Memorial Day Climatology for Grand Island, NE
    Since 1971, Memorial Day has been observed on the final Monday of May.

  • June 15th 2009 Assumption, Nebraska Tornado Survey Results
    PERSONNEL FROM THE HASTINGS, NEBRASKA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE CONDUCTED A STORM DAMAGE SURVEY ON JUNE 16, 2009 FOR A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM THAT OCCURRED DURING THE EVENING OF JUNE 15TH.

  • June 15th 2009 Assumption, Nebraska Tornado Photos and Radar Imagery
    A tornado occurred 11 miles southwest of downtown Hastings, Nebraska on Monday evening, June 15. More specifically, the tornado was near the small village of Assumption, or about 3 miles north of Roseland.

  • June 6, 2009 - Large Hail in Mitchell County Kansas
    Severe hail-producing thunderstorms erupted across parts of north central Kansas on Saturday evening, June 6, 2009.

  • June 5 and 6, 2009 Severe Weather
    Thunderstorms developed late in the evening around 10 pm on Friday, June 5, 2009 near a frontal boundary oriented west to east across Nebraska.

  • Late Night Rain June 5th and 6th, 2009
    A late evening outbreak of thunderstorms across central and south central Nebraska carried over into the predawn hours Saturday...leaving parts of our region with hail up to the size of hen eggs and wind damage...as well as heavy rain.

  • May 2009 Climate Connection
    May was not a normal month by any standard and average monthly temperatures were scattered a couple of degrees or less either side of the May norm.

  • Rainfall Totals Monday May 25, 2009
    Showers and thunderstorms erupted across the area Monday afternoon, bringing with them some much needed rain.

  • April 2009 Weather Summary
    April of 2009 featured average monthly temperatures near normal at Grand Island and Kearney. The average monthly temperature at Hastings was 1.2 degrees below normal.

  • April 29 through May 1 Rainfall Totals
    Rainfall Wednesday through Friday morning added up to some pretty significant amounts at several locations in south central Nebraska and north central Kansas.

  • April 2009 Climate Connection
    Climate Connection...April 2009

  • March 2009 Climate Connection
    March 2009 Climate Connection

  • National Tornado Experiment to Begin in May
    National Tornado Experiment to Begin in May

  • April 17-18 Rainfall and Severe Storms
    An upper low pressure advanced slowly eastward from the Colorado/New Mexico border during the early morning hours on April 18th.

  • Tornado Hits near Fairfield April 4
    During the evening of April 4th, thunderstorms rumbled across south-central Nebraska. Most storms brought rains and some small hail. One storm did cause some damage near the community of Fairfield in Clay County.

  • March Wind Roars Like a Lion
    The last day of March 2009 was marked by a strong northwest wind across central and south central Nebraska and north central Kansas.

  • Dry Start To The Year and A Dry March
    Unless Tuesdays precipitation comes in like gangbusters...March 2009 will turn out to be one of the driest March of record for the Tri-cities of Grand Island...Kearney...and Hastings...as well as one of the driest starts to the year when evaluating January through March 2009 data.

  • Winter Makes a Return to Parts of the Area
    A potent early spring upper-level low pressure system lifting east from New Mexico across Oklahoma and northern Texas will only have a limited impact on the weather in south central Nebraska and north central Kansas through tonight.

  • March 23rd Twin Fire Storms
    The afternoon of Monday March 23rd was an afternoon rife with fast moving severe thunderstorms that kept storm spotters on their toes during the first half of the afternoon.

  • Thunderstorms and Intense Winds March 23rd
    A powerful early spring storm tracked north across Nebraska toward South Dakota on Monday, March 23rd. Ahead of the low pressure center, strong south to southeast gradient winds pounded central Nebraska and north central Kansas during the late morning and afternoon hours.

  • Strong Winds - Day Two
    Another day of strong winds blew across central and south central Nebraska and north central Kansas on March 24th...only from a west to northwest direction this time.

  • Severe Weather Possible Today
    An intense low pressure system lifting across the central plains today will produce showers and thunderstorms, and bring the potential for severe weather. Thunderstorms are expected to develop around midday and continue during the afternoon and early evening.

  • NOAA Releases 2009 Spring Outlook
    NOAA Releases 2009 Spring Outlook

  • Spring Begins Friday
    Spring will officially begin Friday March 20th at 6:44 am CDT as the Sun crosses the Equator.

  • Record High Temperature Tied At Grand Island On Monday
    A record daily maximum temperature for March 16th was TIED at Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island on Monday

  • Climate Connection - February 2009
    Climate Connection - February 2009

  • Waterfowl Migration On Radar
    The annual spring waterfowl migration is in full swing across south central Nebraska...with around a half million Sandhill cranes...a few Whooping cranes and millions of ducks and geese scattered along the Platte River Basin.

  • 2009 National Flood Awareness Week - March 16th - 20th
    2009 National Flood Awareness Week - March 16th - 20th

  • Interested in Weather? Volunteers Needed...
    The National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska is looking for a volunteer to record daily rain/snow measurements for relay to our office. Must have a fairly open space for the gage.

  • Kansas Statewide Tornado Safety Drill Today -Tuesday, March 10th
    The Kansas statewide TORNADO SAFETY DRILL is scheduled for today Tuesday, March 10th at 1:30pm.

  • Why Some People Do Not Heed Severe Weather Warnings
    Why Some People Do not Heed Severe Weather Warnings

  • February 27-28 Snow Storm Totals
    A late winter storm dropped snow across a large part of Nebraska and eastern Kansas beginning during the afternoon on February 27th, and continuing into the early morning on February 28th.

  • March 2009 Weather Summary
    March of 2009 experienced wide swings in weather, from cold to warm, light snow or freezing wintry precipitation to thunderstorms, to extreme winds. The month began very cold with morning lows near zero on March 1st.

  • Complex Storm System to Impact Area Today/Tonight
    Light freezing drizzle will continue promoting slick spots on area roadways tonight.

  • Friday the 13th Storm
    Black cats crossing the road would have stuck out like a sore thumb...however it is doubtful many were out as a strong Pacific storm swept through the plains during the daylight hours.

  • February 2009 Summary
    February of 2009 saw periods of warm and cold spells at Grand Island, Hastings, and Kearney, however overall monthly temperatures averaged two to three degrees above normal.

  • Peak Wind Gusts On Friday
    Strong north winds surged across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas in the wake of a vigorous cold front on Friday, February 20.

  • History of the National Weather Service
    History of the National Weather Service

  • Record High Temperatures February 5-6
    New record daily maximum temperatures for February 5th were set at both the Kearney Regional Airport and Hastings Municipal Airport on Thursday. Meanwhile, Grand Island fell just short of a record, as Central Nebraska Regional Airport topped out at 63, falling one degree short of the record 64 established in 1991.

  • Hagemeyer Award Presentation
    Howard and Patricia Romsdal were recent recipients of the Richard (Dick) H. Hagemeyer Award.

  • January 2009 Weather Summary
    The start of 2009 was fairly quiet weather-wise, while overall monthly temperatures averaged several degrees above normal at Grand Island, Hastings, and Kearney.

  • Snowfall January 23rd - 27th
    Starting Friday, January 23rd, and lasting through Tuesday, January 27th, several episodes of generally light snow affected much of central and south central Nebraska along with north central Kansas.

  • Windy Again January 19th
    High pressure building into the Central Plains from the Dakotas brought strong pressure rises at the rate of about 1 millibar per hour during the afternoon hours Monday.

  • Strong Winds January 12th
    Strong north winds barreled into south central Nebraska and north central Kansas on Monday, January 12th in the wake of a cold front.

  • Windy January 9th
    North winds were strong and gusty on January 9, in a tight pressure gradient following the passage of a cold frontal boundary.

  • New Years Day Climatology for the Area
    As we ring in 2009, here is a look at some New Years Day climatology for the area.

  • 2008 - A Summary of Tornadoes and Significant Weather Events
    2008 - A Summary of Tornadoes and Significant Weather Events

  • 2008 December Climate Connection
    2008 December Climate Connection

  • 2008 Climate Review
    2008 Climate Review

  • Coldest December Low Temperature in 8 Years
    DECEMBER 2008 BROUGHT GRAND ISLAND AND HASTINGS NEBRASKA THEIR COLDEST AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER SINCE 2000.

  • Snowfall December 23rd and 24th
    An upper level disturbance brought light snow to portions of south central Nebraska and north central Kansas during the evening December 23rd. The snow continued into the early morning hours on December 24th

  • December 18th Winter Weather
    Thursday evenings weather...and a forecast that leaves most of our region with sub-freezing temperatures over the course of the next week...pretty much guarantees a white Christmas for many locations in central Nebraska and a few places across north-central Kansas.

  • December 16 Snowfall
    A fast moving upper level disturbance spread snow across much of south central Nebraska and north central Kansas on Tuesday, December 16, 2008.

  • December 15th Frigid Temperatures
    Monday marked the coldest day of the season for south central Nebaska and north central Kansas as most locations experienced subzero temperatures in the morning.

  • Strong Winds December 14th
    Bitterly cold north winds poured into south central Nebraska and north central Kansas in the wake of a strong Arctic cold front on Sunday, December 14.

  • Snow and Strong Winds December 8th and 9th
    An upper level disturbance and cold frontal boundary brought precipitation mainly to south central Nebraska on Monday evening (December 8th).

  • Strong Winds November 30th
    It was windy on Sunday across much of south central Nebraska into north central Kansas.

  • November 2008 Climate Connection
    November 2008 Climate Connection

  • Thanksgiving 2008 Climate
    Thanksgiving Day Climatology for the Tri-Cities

  • Mixed Precipitation November 10-11
    A strong storm system pushed through the region Monday and Tuesday, bringing with it a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow to the area.

  • Strong Winds November 6th
    A strong storm system brought a variety of weather to the area Thursday.

  • Gusty Winds October 26
    Strong winds developed across south central Nebraska and portions of north central Kansas Sunday afternoon.

  • Record Breaking October Rainfall
    For many locations in south central Nebraska and north central Kansas, October 2008 will go down in the climatological history books as the wettest October on record.

  • Heavy Rain Strikes the Area
    A storm system brought much needed rain to the area late Sunday into Monday. Most locations picked up one to two inches of rain, with a few locations exceeding three inches.

  • COOP Observers Receive Length of Service Awards
    COOP Observers Receive Length of Service Awards

  • Fall Freeze Information for Kansas and Nebraska
    When you look at historical freeze data (32 degrees or lower), there is a tremendous variation from year-to-year and between any given location in south central Nebraska and north central Kansas.

  • Gusty Winds October 26th
    Strong winds developed across south central Nebraska and portions of north central Kansas Sunday afternoon.

  • Rainfall Totals October 11-15
    An expansive low pressure system over the western United States resulted in widespread rainfall between 1 and 4 inches across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas from Saturday through Wednesday, October 11-15, 2008.

  • Warmer Than Normal for the Nation this Summer
    Warmer Than Normal for the National this Summer, but Nebraska and Kansas Cooler

  • Pronounced Reduction in U.S. Drought
    Pronounced Reduction in U.S. Drought

  • Labor Day Climatology for Some Cities in the Area
    Labor Day Climatology for Some Cities in the Area

  • August 2008 Climate Connection
    August 2008 Climate Connection

  • Larry Gillett Receives Holm Award
    Larry Gillett Receives Holm Award

  • Thomas Jefferson Award Winner
    Thomas Jefferson Award Winner

  • Flooding August 23rd and 24th
    Intense thunderstorms late Saturday night and early Sunday morning dumped up to around 5 inches of rain on some parts of south central Nebraska and north central Kansas.

  • Heavy Rain Reports August 6th and 7th
    Late night thunderstorms dumped a narrow swath of heavy rain across a part of north central Kansas.

  • July 2008 Climate Connection
    July 2008 Climate Connection

  • Baseball Size Hail Strikes Phillips County - July 26th
    Strong to severe thunderstorms erupted across parts of north central Kansas on Saturday afternoon, July 26, 2008.

  • Heavy Rainfall Round Two - July 17
    After round one of widespread heavy rain Tuesday night of 1 to 3 inches, thunderstorms developed again around noon on Thursday, July 17, 2008 and continued into the overnight hours.

  • Hastings Measures Highest 2-Day Rainfall in 18 Years
    Hastings Measures Highest 2-Day Rainfall in 18 Years

  • Heavy Rainfall Round One - July 15
    Thunderstorms developed across western and northern Nebraska Tuesday Night and rolled southeast through the state and into northern Kansas Tuesday evening and night.

  • Severe Weather and Heat Bursts July 14
    Thunderstorms developed across western Nebraska and moved into south central Nebraska Monday evening and night.

  • Heavy Rain, Strong Winds and Large Hail July 9th
    Thunderstorms developed across portions of south central Nebraska early Wednesday afternoon and the storms expanded to the north and west during the evening hours.

  • July 7th Severe Weather Summary
    Severe thunderstorms developed across far south central Nebraska and much of north central Kansas during the afternoon and evening hours on July 7th, resulting in several reports of hail up to quarter size, wind gusts to at least 60 mph, and torrential rainfall.

  • June 2008 Climate Connection
    June 2008 Climate Connection

  • Its Been Wet
    Many...from farmers to outdoor enthusiasts and emergency managers...have taken up shaking their fists at the clouds and asking when the recent rains will let up.

  • Lightning Safety Week...June 22-28
    When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

  • June 11th Severe Storm Reports
    Although south central Nebraska and much of north central Kansas avoided the onslaught of damaging tornadoes that impacted locations farther south and east, numerous severe thunderstorms producing hail, heavy rain and gusty winds affected locations mainly east of the Highway 281 corridor during the evening hours on Wednesday, June 11th.

  • More Rain Across the Area on June 8th
    Another round of rain presented itself to south central Nebraska and north central Kansas Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

  • Storm Summary from June 7th and 8th
    Severe storms erupted along a front extending across north central Kansas and south central Nebraska during the late afternoon and evening on June 7th.

  • Storm Summary from June 5th
    A strong storm system brought damaging winds and large hail to portions of south central Nebraska and north central Kansas during the mid to late afternoon.

  • Storm Summary from June 4th
    Powerful storms paid another visit to south-central Nebraska late Wednesday and during the pre-dawn hours Thursday morning.

  • Sunrise Storm Reports from June 2nd
    Severe thunderstorms producing hail to the size of baseballs...wind gusts to 50 to 60 miles per hour and minor flooding tracked southeast through extreme south-central Nebraska and parts of north-central Kansas just after sunrise.

  • EF1 Tornado Hits Thayer County on May 29th
    Long Track Tornado From Jewell/Mitchell/Republic Counties in Kansas hits Thayer County Nebraska

  • EF1 Tornado in Rooks County on May 29th
    The first tornado touched down 4 miles southwest of Palco and tracked east to 3 miles south of Palco.

  • EF3 Tornado Hits Mitchell and Jewell Counties on May 29th
    NWS damage survey crews have investigated the tornadic storm damage across Jewell and Mitchell Counties and have rated the tornado an EF3 at its strongest point.

  • Supercell Photos from Rooks County on May 29th
    The following photographs were taken of a supercell thunderstorm in Rooks County, KS on May 29, 2008.

  • Storm Report Map from May 29th
    A series of supercell thunderstorms rolled across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas beginning in the afternoon on Thursday, May 29 and continuing through Thursday evening and night.

  • Hamilton and York County Tornado Events on May 29th
    From the damage survey conducted on May 30, it appears that a tornado set down 3 miles west of Aurora around 7:05 pm and traveled to the southeast.

  • Preliminary Storm Reports from May 29th
    A storm survey team from the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Hastings surveyed the damage from one of two tornadoes in the Kearney area.

  • Tornado Damage in Kearney Area on May 29th
    A storm survey team from the National Weather Service Office in Hastings has surveyed the damage from the tornado that struck the Kearney area on Thursday afternoon, May 29, 2008.

  • Heavy Rainfall Drenches the Area on May 22-24
    Thunderstorms produced heavy rainfall across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas beginning last Wednesday night and continuing through Friday night.

  • Wind Speed and Rainfall Data for May 10th
    An upper low pressure system crossed the central plains on Saturday, May 10th bringing widespread rainfall across south central Nebraska, with lesser amounts in North Central Kansas.

  • National Tornado Experiment to Begin in May
    National Tornado Experiment to Begin in May

  • Winter Weather Awareness
    Winter Weather Awareness

  • Spring Freeze Data for the Area
    Six weeks into spring, and some locations in south central Nebraska and north central Kansas are still wondering if spring has really "sprung".

  • Damage Survey for Mitchell and Cloud Counties in Kansas on April 25
    A Nighttime EF2 Tornado Hits Mitchell and Cloud Counties

  • Severe Weather Strikes Parts of the Area April 24-25
    Thunderstorms rumbled across parts of north central Kansas and south central Nebraska beginning during the evening of Thursday, April 24, 2008 and lasting well into the overnight hours.

  • Rainfall Totals from April 16-17
    A large area of rain pushed across the Central Plains from Wednesday night through Friday, in response to a strong, slow-moving upper level low pressure system traversing the area.

  • April 15 Winds were Taxing
    A strong pressure gradient between developing low pressure over the Central Rockies and high pressure centered over the Middle Mississippi River Valley made for a day of strong winds across our region.

  • Smoke Across Portions of the Region on April 14
    Conditions across the region during the day Monday were acceptable for rangeland burning and as a result several burns were conducted across Kansas.

  • A Windy Day on Friday April 11
    A tight pressure gradient brought strong northwesterly winds to the area during the day Friday.

  • March 2008 Climate Connection
    March 2008 Climate Connection

  • Fowl Play?
    From late February through early April...millions of waterfowl converge across south-central Nebraska on their annual migration north.

  • Did you Remember to Set your Clocks Forward Last Night?
    Did you Remember to Set your Clocks Forward Last Night?

  • Updated...Failing U.S. Sattellite May be Viewable Over Central Nebraska
    The failing National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Satellite USA-193/NROL-21 will be passing within view of Central Nebraska this evening and Wednesday evening and should be viewable...weather permitting.

  • January 2008 Climate Connection
    January 2008 Climate Connection

  • February 2008 Climate Connection
    February 2008 Climate Connection

  • Coldest Winter Since 2001
    Coldest Winter Since 2001

  • Spring Hydrologic Outlook Issued
    SPRING FLOOD AND WATER RESOURCES OUTLOOK ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NEBRASKA

  • Service Change Notice for Rangeland Fire Danger Index
    Service Change Notice for Rangeland Fire Danger Index

  • A Windy Monday Across the Region
    A Windy Monday Across the Region

  • Total Lunar Eclipse to Occur February 20
    Stargazers in the central United States are perfectly positioned to view a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday, February 20.

  • Final Snowfall Totals from the February 5th Snowstorm
    A potent storm system emerged from the the Rockies and crossed the central plains on Tuesday, bringing significant snow accumulations to portions of the area.

  • Arctic Air and Snow Arrived Tuesday
    An arctic cold front arrived during the early morning hours Tuesday, January 29, 2008.

  • Tired of Winter?
    The recent cold spell across our region may be leaving some with a touch of cabin fever or other winter-related maladies...along with a strong yearning for spring.

  • Duration of Continuous Snow Cover Nears Record
    Portions of south central Nebraska have been covered by snow that has refused to melt since first arriving around the 6th of December.

  • December 2007 Climate Connection
    December 2007 Climate Connection

  • Snow Rollers Formed on Thursday!
    Snow Rollers, or log shaped snowballs, formed Thursday in parts of south central Nebraska and north central Kansas including Jewell, Webster and Adams Counties.

  • 2007 Drought in Review
    2007 Drought in Review

  • Economic Impacts of the 2007 Drought
    Economic Impacts of the 2007 Drought

  • A Look Back at the Significant Weather Events of 2007
    The following is a summary of significant weather events of 2007 which impacted south central Nebraska and north central Kansas.

  • Snowfall Amounts from January 9-10
    A fast moving winter storm system produced snowfall across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas the night of January 9th or in the early morning hours of January 10th, 2008.


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