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.

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