Hang in there, Omahans — warm-up is on the way - Omaha.com
Published Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:00 am / Updated at 8:15 am
Hang in there, Omahans — warm-up is on the way
Arctic almanac, Omaha edition
Monday’s high: 4 degrees
Monday’s low: 11 below zero
Wind chills averaged 30 below to
34 below zero.
When did it last get colder?
At night: Jan. 1 through 5, 2010,
when nightly lows ranged from
10 below to 20 below zero.
During the day: Jan. 8, 2010, when the temperature peaked at 0.

Omaha weather, today’s forecast
High: 22 Low: 6

Subzero weather is so yesterday's news.

By the weekend, Omaha could see highs in the low 40s, thanks to a weather pattern that is pushing out the cold air.

The Arctic front leaving today brought Omaha its coldest weather in about four years, said Rick Chermok, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Temperatures in Omaha bottomed out at 11 degrees below zero Monday morning, the weather service reported. The last time it was colder was in early January 2010, when nighttime lows dropped as low as 20 degrees below zero, according to the weather service.

Brian Edwards, a meteorologist with AccuWeather, said the worst of the Arctic outbreak should be over for a while.

With the weather warming, school officials were planning a normal day of school today. Many school districts canceled classes Monday because of the persistent wind chills of minus 20 to minus 30 degrees.

Milder air will feed into the Midlands from the southwest this week, Edwards said. By Friday, highs in Omaha should be above freezing. Weekend temperatures could be in the 40s, he said.

Edwards said significant snow isn't expected in the area for a while. There's a slight chance for flurries at midweek, but beyond that, the weather could be fairly uneventful through midmonth, he said.


Current conditions and forecast

Contact the writer: Nancy Gaarder

nancy.gaarder@owh.com    |   402-444-1102    |  

Nancy writes about weather, including a blog, Nancy's Almanac. She enjoys explaining the science behind weather and making weather stories relevant in daily life.

New UNO center strengthens ties between campus, community
Threat found in Millard West bathroom deemed 'not credible'
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
Nebrasks health officials to advertise jobs via drive-thru
Coral Walker named Omaha police officer of the year
A recap of what got done — and what didn't — in the 2014 legislative session
'The war is not over,' Chambers says, but legislative session about is
Sarah Palin, Mike Lee coming to Nebraska for Ben Sasse rally
Prescription drug drop-off is April 26
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Rather than doing $250K in repairs, owner who lives in lot behind 94-year-old house in Dundee razes it
PAC funded by Senate candidate Ben Sasse's great-uncle releases Shane Osborn attack ad
Teen killed at Gallagher Park was shot in head as he sat in SUV, friend who was wounded says
NB 30th Street lane closed
State Patrol, Omaha police conduct vehicle inspections
After all his bluster and bravado in the courtroom, Nikko Jenkins found guilty of 4 murders
Bernie Kanger formally promoted to Omaha fire chief
U.S. House incumbents have deeper pockets than their challengers
Nancy's Almanac, April 17, 2014: Trees save money
Ex-Iowan behind landmark free speech case recounts story in Bellevue
Gov. Heineman signs water bill; sponsor calls it 'landmark legislation'
Senate candidate Shane Osborn to include anti-tax activist Norquist in telephone town hall
Kelly: New $24M UNO center embodies spirit of newlywed crash victim
High school slam poets don't just recite verses, 'they leave their hearts beating on the stage'
Attorney: Man accused of trying to open plane's door needs psychiatric evaluation
< >
COLUMNISTS »
Breaking Brad: At least my kid never got stuck inside a claw machine
We need a new rule in Lincoln. If your kid is discovered inside the claw machine at a bowling alley, you are forever barred from being nominated for "Mother of the Year."
Breaking Brad: How many MECA board members can we put in a luxury suite?
As a stunt at the Blue Man Group show, MECA board members are going to see how many people they can stuff into one luxury suite.
Kelly: Creighton's McDermotts put good faces on an Omaha tradition
A comical roast Wednesday night in Omaha brought fans of Creighton basketball laughter by the bucketful. This time it was McJokes, not McBuckets, that entertained the Bluejay crowd.
Kelly: New $24M UNO center embodies spirit of newlywed crash victim
Jessica Lutton Bedient was killed by a drunken driver at age 26 in 2010. Thursday, the widowed husband and other family members will gather with others at the University of Nebraska at Omaha to dedicate a permanent memorial to Jessica.
Breaking Brad: How much would you pay for a corn dog?
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a new concession item: a $25 corn dog. For that kind of money, it should be stuffed with Bitcoin.
Deadline Deal thumbnail
Dr. Welbes Natural Health Clinic
$129 for 2 LipoLaser Sessions with Additional Complimentary Services ($605 value)
Buy Now
PHOTO GALLERIES »
< >
SPOTLIGHT »
Omaha World-Herald Contests
Enter for a chance to win great prizes.
OWH Store: Buy photos, books and articles
Buy photos, books and articles
Travel Snaps Photo
Going on Vacation? Take the Omaha World-Herald with you and you could the next Travel Snaps winner.
Click here to donate to Goodfellows
The 2011 Goodfellows fund drive provided holiday meals to nearly 5,000 families and their children, and raised more than $500,000 to help families in crisis year round.
WORLD-HERALD ALERTS »
Want to get World-Herald stories sent directly to your home or work computer? Sign up for Omaha.com's News Alerts and you will receive e-mails with the day's top stories.
Can't find what you need? Click here for site map »