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Eric Gardner, Good Morning KOTA Territory/Noon News Meteorologist

Eric Gardner joined the KOTA news team in December of 2002 as a morning and noon meteorologist and news anchor. After a stint as the nightside main anchor, Eric returns to sunrise as the Good Morning KOTA Territory meteorologist.

A strong storm system will wind up over Eastern Nebraska later today and tonight. Gusty winds and some snow showers can be expected over the Panhandle, but the best chances of any accumulating snow will be further east.

Another trough will bring a few rain and snow showers Christmas Day, then a colder than normal weather pattern will settle in for the rest of the year.

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
35° F
2° C
Mostly Cloudy
  • Feels Like: 24° F -5° C
  • Wind: 22 mph 35 kph at NNW
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Dew point: 26° F -3° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 7:19 AM MST
  • Sunset: 4:27 PM MST
Last updated 2:53 PM MST on December 22, 2014

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Spearfish Canyon Fall Colors 2014

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Scottsbluff Weather Almanac

Normal High: 39°
Normal Low: 12°
Record High: 70° in 1933
Record Low: -42° in 1989
Sunrise: 7:19 am
Sunset: 4:27 pm
Moonrise: 7:32 am
Moonset: 5:39 pm
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