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The first three months of the year were unusually dry and slightly colder than average in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, according to a climate...
The weekend brought widely varying amounts of much needed moisture.
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Nancy's Almanac, April 4, 2014: Historic Missouri River flood swallowed Omaha, Bluffs
Back in April 1881, roiling, debris-filled icy floodwaters surged down the Missouri River, reshaping the landscape and defining for decades the strength of the Mighty Mo.
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Nancy's Almanac, April 3, 2014: A 30-mile-long ice jam launched historic flooding
Back in 1881, an extraordinary winter and early snow melt combined to create historic flooding on the Missouri River.
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Nancy's Almanac, April 2, 2014: 'Long Winter' set stage for historic flood 133 years ago
Back in April 1881, historic flooding along the Missouri River uprooted the towns of Niobrara, Neb., and Vermillion, S.D., created Lake Manawa in Iowa and determined the size of the nation's largest reservoir system, built about a half-century later.
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Nancy's Almanac, March 29-31, 2014: Gardening dance begins
The weekend forecast for temperatures peaking around 60 degrees on Saturday and in the low 70s on Sunday will send many gardeners outdoors.
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Nancy's Almanac, March 28, 2014: Unusually dry month doesn't fit norm
In Omaha, this month is running cooler and drier than normal.
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Nancy's Almanac, March 27, 2014: Skies not always friendly for sandhill cranes in March
Nearly 20 years ago this week, a major die-off of the sandhill cranes occurred when a cold rain and blizzard struck on March 26, 1996.
Nancy's Almanac, March 26, 2014: Guides to soil temps
Several factors determine a seed's success in germinating. Among them are soil temperature, moisture, the amount of light reaching the seed and the viability of the seed itself.
Nancy's Almanac, March 25, 2014: Sun and Earth work together on our weather
For about a month after the shortest day of the year, which occurs in the third week of December, temperatures in Nebraska continue to drop, despite lengthening daylight. Why?
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Nancy's Almanac, March 23-24, 2014: The lengthening of our days is happening at its fastest now
Here in Omaha, we're at the end of that nine-day period during which the pace of lengthening daylight is at its greatest.
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Nancy's Almanac, March 21, 2014: Flood forecast issued for U.S.
The unusually cold winter has left a parting gift as spring arrives: lingering snow and a deep layer of frozen ground that has increased the potential for flooding in much of the country.
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