Mother Nature’s Revenge: Weather Throughout Nebraska

*Current warnings for Lincoln/KX96.9 listening area can be found at the bottom of this post.*

Compared to other seasons, we haven’t even seen much rain in Lincoln yet.

(Remember the constant rainfall in 2015 that lead to one of the worst flooding events in our city?)

However, when you add the warmer temperatures and snow melt, Salt Creek at the Bob Devaney Sports Center already looks like this:

Salt Creek north side | rising water | 3/13/19 | Coryelle Thomas
Salt Creek pan | rising water | 3/13/19 | Coryelle Thomas

According to the National Weather Service, as of 9:25PM tonight (March 13, 2019), Salt Creek at North 27th Street is at 21.0 feet which is 0.5 feet above flood stage with more rain expected.

 

Some Lincoln parks, rec areas and trails are temporarily closed due to wet conditions, also.

Lincoln Parks and Recreation asks you avoid these areas as usage during these conditions can cause safety issues and costly repairs:

Generally – Ballfields, gravel parking lots,  limestone/natural trails and multipurpose fields.

Specifically – Bison viewing area, trails and suspension bridges at Pioneers Park Nature Center, Haines Branch Bridge and trail at Pioneers Park, Mahoney Park Dog Run, Roper Park East Dog Run, Stransky Dog Run and Wilderness Park.

 

Dense fog has also infiltrated the KX96.9 listening area, creating a spooky hazard.

Your favorite evening voice, Rob Kelley, fought the haze on his way to work this morning.

dense fog | highway 77 near Wahoo | 3/13/19 | Rob Kelley

Now let’s take a gander at the rest of the state!

Nebraska has multiple weather advisories/warnings/etc. in effect. So many, the map looks like a rainbow.

Between high wind, winter storm and flash flood warnings, to winter weather, wind and dense fog advisories, we’ve got a scene likening the movie “Day After Tomorrow” starring Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal and Emmy Rossum.

 

Out West

A close friend and KX96.9 online streamer, Alisha Headley, hunkers down in her Sidney, NE home as a blizzard rages on:

Sidney, NE | blizzard | 3/13/19 | Alisha Headley

 

Up North

My roommate and KX96.9 photographer, Amanda Leise, is visiting her hometown of Hartington, NE.

Her and her father are keeping tabs on the flood waters in nearby fields as the rain continues to pour:

 

1/2 mile east of Hartington, NE | flooding | 3/13/19 | Amanda Leise
near fairgrounds of Hartington, NE | flooding | 3/13/19 | Amanda Leise

According to KFOR News, Interstate 80 and all state highways are now closed west of Lexington, NE. The weather forecast is 18-22 inches of snow in the western half of the state.

All flights in and out of Denver (including those to and from Lincoln) are cancelled today and I-70 to Denver and I-80 west to Cheyenne are both closed.

Stay safe and pay attention to the weather warnings, watches and advisories! We’d love to see what YOU are seeing around Nebraska, too.

 

*By sharing your pictures/videos, first/last name and location, you are giving Alpha Media permission to use with credit.

Email: coryelle.thomas@alphamediausa.com

 

Go HERE for current weather warnings/watches/advisories issued for Lincoln and the KX96.9 listening area.

-Coryelle #NNL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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