August 2, 2015
The temperature record books are being rewritten in Nebraska after Monday's unusually warm weather.
The National Weather Service says new high temperature records
were set Monday across the eastern two-thirds of the state from
Omaha and Norfolk to North Platte and Imperial.
The state's largest city hit 69 degrees, breaking Omaha's
previous record of 60 set in 1974.
Lincoln reached 70 degrees. That broke a 1931 record of 60
Norfolk reached 67 degrees -- ten degrees better than the 1992
record of 57.
Grand Island and Hastings both hit 69 and Kearney reached 68.
The previous record in all three of those cities of 64 was set in
North Platte hit 68 and broke the 1982 record of 66. Imperial reached 67, topping the 1962 record of 63.