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Dangerous Heat Wave for the West; Severe Storms and Heavy Rain for Midwest and Plains

Severe storms and heavy rains are likely in the Upper Midwest and Plains through this evening. A long duration heat wave will build across the West through next week with excessive heat watches/warnings in effect from the Southwest to Northwest. TS Josephine is forecast to pass well north of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands while TS Kyle is forecast to move quickly away from land this weekend. Read More >

 The NWS Hastings County Warning Area (area of responsibility) covers 

24 counties in south central Nebraska and 6 counties in north central Kansas.




Meteorologist In Charge - Steve Eddy
Warning Coordination Meteorologist - Mike Moritz
Science and Operations Officer - Rick Ewald
Electronics Systems Analyst - Mark Fairchild
Administrative Assistant - Vic Schoenhals
   Information Technology Officer - Scott Bryant



Lead Forecasters

Cindy Fay, Merl Heinlein, Jeremy Wesely, Shawn Rossi, Jerilyn Billings Wright



Julia Berg, Angela Pfannkuch, Ryan Pfannkuch, Aaron Mangels, Jordan Thies, Kate Shawkey


Hydrometeorological Technicians

  Phil Beda

Observation Program Leader

Mike Reed

Electronics Technicians

Mike Bergmann and Jesse Wirtes