Record highs fall in Omaha and Lincoln

Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 2:23 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2022 at 5:22 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Intense heat has settled over the heartland today with temperatures more typically seen in late July or August. And even that time of year this would be considered very hot! Early in the afternoon temperatures climbed into the upper 90s to around 100, smashing record highs in Omaha and Lincoln. Temperatures continued to climb even higher by early evening.

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The 5pm temperature in Omaha was 100 degrees, crushing the record high that was set just a few years back in 2018. The heat index has been over 100 degrees, and will likely stay in the triple digits through early evening. Many parts of the metro have hit 100 this afternoon, with Bellevue hitting 101 degree at Offutt AFB.

Lincoln seeing their second 100 degree day in a row, temperatures so far reaching a scorching 103 degrees. That smashes the previous record of 96 degrees set in 2016. Norfolk has hit 99 degrees so far, but that falls just short of the 100 degree record.

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