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Unsettled in New England and the Southwest; Mild Across the Plains and Rockies

Unsettled weather, including periods of locally heavy rainfall, is expected to persist across portions of New England and the Southwest U.S. through much of the weekend. Elsewhere, mainly tranquil conditions are forecast. Well above normal temperatures are likely across parts of the northern and central Plains into the northern Rockies. Read More >

National Weather Service -- Spring Flood Resources and Outlook for 2021

For much of the area, there is an near-normal risk for flooding this spring.  Stay informed and updated by checking this website throughout the spring flood season.  As is typically the case, the location and severity of flooding this spring will depend on the location and intensity of spring rains and thunderstorms. This outlook will be updated on March 11th. Below is a link for the latest Spring Flood Outlook:


Spring Flood Outlook (final version)


(issued on 11 March, 2021 at 10:00 am)


Now is the time to prepare for spring flooding. If you live in, or near, a flood prone area consider buying flood insurance. For questions for media inquires about the outlook, please contact David Pearson, Service Hydrologist at 402-359-5732 or

Note that the outlooks provided by NWS Omaha address only the NWS Omaha service area of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa.  For outlooks covering the rest of the Nebraska and Iowa, refer to the following NWS offices: