Author Archives: Mark Vail

Strong Spring Storm Wednesday into Thursday

Strong Spring Storm Wednesday into Thursday

The National Weather Service forecast for election day 2019 in Lincoln is very nice — partly cloudy and mid 70’s.  But by late afternoon Wednesday the area will experience significant changes. NWS is predicting the greatest potential for severe thunderstorms will be along and south of I–80 in eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa Wednesday afternoon…Read more »

Flooding Continues Across the Region-NWS Update

Flooding Continues Across the Region-NWS Update

Tonight rain is expected to occur across parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. The heaviest amounts, from one quarter to three quarters of an inch, should occur south of a line from about David City to Bellevue and Red Oak. A Flood Warning remains in effect for a large portion of East Center and…Read more »

Tuesday Weather & Flood Update

Tuesday Weather & Flood Update

Areas of light snow will mix with rain today, with minor accumulations possible. However with temperatures remaining above freezing, any accumulation of snow is expected to melt rather quickly. Total rainfall, including melted snow, is forecast to approach a half inch in southeast Nebraska south of Interstate 80, with about a tenth of an inch…Read more »

Flood Warning Extended

Flood Warning Extended

The National Weather Service in Omaha has issued a Flood Warning for a large portion of Eastern and Southeastern Nebraska until 11:00 CDT Tuesday. Flooding continues in many areas along and near streams that are receding. Many county roads still have water on them due the recent flood event and it will take a while…Read more »

Mandatory Water Restrictions for Lincoln

Mandatory Water Restrictions for Lincoln

Mayor Chris Beutler announced mandatory water restrictions for Lincoln residents beginning Sunday evening.  The new Level 2 Water Use Restriction Emergency declaration was issued due to a temporary loss of pressure in the pipeline between the wellfields and water treatment plant near Ashland.  Although the issue was isolated and water production has resumed, this occurrence, combined with some power loss due to flooding at the wellfields, has…Read more »

Flood Warning Extended Through Monday Mid-Day

Flood Warning Extended Through Monday Mid-Day

The National Weather Service in Omaha has extended a Flood Warning for the following counties in Nebraska and Iowa until 11:15 am Monday, March 18, 2019… Mills IA-Fremont IA-Harrison IA-Pottawattamie IA-Burt NE-Colfax NE- Platte NE-Lancaster NE-Johnson NE-Nemaha NE-Seward NE-Douglas NE- Saline NE-Pawnee NE-Saunders NE-Sarpy NE-Washington NE-Dodge NE- Otoe NE-Butler NE-Richardson NE-Gage NE-Cass NE- Residual extensive flooding…Read more »

City Briefing on Water System and Flooding Issues

City Briefing on Water System and Flooding Issues

Miki Esposito, Director, Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department (LTU) and Donna Garden, Assistant Director of Utilities for LTU, briefed the media on Platte River flooding and operations at the Lincoln Water System. Esposito detailed the overall situation and assured the public that Lincoln’s water system was working to meet all of the current needs of…Read more »

Flood Warning Extended

Flood Warning Extended

The National Weather Service in Omaha has issued a Flood Warning until 945 AM CDT Saturday for a large portion of East Central and Southeast Nebraska as well as Southwestern Iowa. The area includes the cities of Omaha, Lincoln, Norfolk, Columbus, Beatrice, Falls City, Council Bluffs, Bellevue, Fremont, Papillion, La Vista, Blair, Nebraska City, Seward,…Read more »

Thursday Weather Info

Thursday Weather Info

Numerous headlines remain in place related to the strong area of low pressure over east central Nebraska. Widespread moderate to major flooding is ongoing, with the worst flooding being experienced in northeast Nebraska where several roads remain closed. Rain is expected to change to snow in northeast Nebraska today with 1 to 4 inches possible.…Read more »

Flood Warning for Parts of Lincoln and Lancaster County

Flood Warning for Parts of Lincoln and Lancaster County

The National Weather Service in Omaha has issued a flood warning for Salt Creek At N 27th Street in Lincoln from this evening to Thursday evening…or until the warning is cancelled. Do not drive cars through areas where water covers the road. The water depth may be too great to allow your vehicle to pass…Read more »