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WOWT 6 News

Omaha, NE, United States

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Past articles by Rusty:

Several crashes Friday morning, NB JFK Reopened

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Frigid temperatures and increased traffic did not lend to any melting overnight. The thin layer of snow on the roads has led to numerous crashes included several one car spin outs. The worst of the issues was on NB JFK near Gilmore road where that crash had cause the road to be shut down at Chandler road as of 6:30am. As of about 8am, that road was allowed to reopen. Several… → Read More

6 First Alert Weather Day: Streak of dangerous cold continues Friday

The streak of sub zero weather continues Friday with a high of only -1. → Read More

Record lows easily broken Tuesday morning

Record lows were tied or broken in many areas this morning → Read More

Rusty’s 6 First Alert Forecast

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A cold front will move through during the morning hours today. That will increase the clouds and the wind this afternoon leading to a high temperature in the upper 60s a bit earlier than usual in the early afternoon. Thursday Forecast(WOWT)That north breeze will increase and gust to near 30 mph at times this afternoon as that cooler air moves in. Thursday Winds(WOWT)There is… → Read More

6 First Alert Weather Day: Widespread frost likely Saturday morning

A 6 First Alert Day has been declared, the 6 First Alert Team is tracking weather with significant impacts. Be sure to check back for updates. → Read More

Drought conditions continue to worsen over the entire area

Drought conditions continue to worsen across the entire upper midwest → Read More

Rusty’s 6 First Alert Forecast - Cooler air will make today the best of the week

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - After a few overnight showers and storms last night, we are headed towards a beautiful start to the work week. The weather today should be the best of the week with a high in the lower 80s. Monday Forecast(WOWT)Clouds will clear as the morning goes along and the humidity will drop into the afternoon as well. That means our muggy meter drops into the pleasant range for a very… → Read More

6 First Alert Weather Day: Monday starts what may be a long heat wave

A 6 First Alert Day has been declared, the 6 First Alert Team is tracking weather with significant impacts. Be sure to check back for updates. → Read More

6 First Alert: Long stretch of dangerous heat through early next week

6 First Alert Day are in place for intense heat expected to begin this weekend and last into early next week. → Read More

6 First Alert Day: Dangerous record heat this afternoon with triple digits on the way

Get the latest on the severe weather pushing through the Omaha-metro. → Read More

Rusty’s 6 First Alert Forecast - Record heat this afternoon, storm chance tonight

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A mild start in the 60s will turn into a record breaking afternoon for many. The record high today is 94 degrees set in 1934. I have 95 in the forecast for the Omaha metro this afternoon but thankfully it won’t be all that humid to go along with it. Record Heat Today(WOWT)Thursday Forecast(WOWT)Southwest wind gusts up to 35 mph are likely as well today helping to warm us up.… → Read More

UPDATE: Over a dozen confirmed tornadoes in WOWT viewing area so far

Rare December warmth and a powerful storm system combined to produce a severe weather outbreak across the Plains and Midwest. → Read More

Storm knocks out power to thousands in Omaha-metro

A storm swept through the Omaha metro early Wednesday morning leaving about 14,000 OPPD customers without power. → Read More

First Alert Day updates: Storms move through Nebraska and Iowa

Get the latest breaking weather developments. → Read More

El Paso imposes curfew as virus cases overwhelm hospitals

El Paso County has issued a daily curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in hopes of slowing the spread of the virus. → Read More

Jews For Trump car parade stirs protests, fights in New York

Skirmishes broke out between supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump as a Jews For Trump convoy of hundreds of cars draped with American flags and Trump 2020 banners rolled slowly through Manhattan and Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon. → Read More

Power cut to 117,000 customers as California faces fire risk

Pacific Gas & Electric started cutting power Sunday to tens of thousands of California residents and planned outages for many more to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires due to extreme fire weather. → Read More

Mass. couple arrested after death of 14-year-old boy with autism

An autopsy will be performed to determine the victim's exact cause of death and whether further charges are warranted in the case. → Read More

Grand juror speaks after judge ruling in Breonna Taylor case

An anonymous grand juror who sat on the panel last month had sued to speak publicly. → Read More

Will Apple reveal new iPhone 12 next week?

The tech giant has scheduled an Apple Event for Sept. 15. → Read More