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Old 10-16-2008, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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You'll probably find Nebraskan's to be alot like Wisconsinites, midwestern values type things. Not to say you won't run into a few jerks, but for the most part good people. As far as tornadoes, Nebraska is in tornado alley, so yes we are tornado prone. I don't know your chances of seeing one, I lived in what I call the tornado alley of Nebraska (Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney area) for most of my years and I haven't seen one, nor do I care to see one. Anyway here is a neat site another member passed along:

TORNADOES (http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/nebraska/TORNADOES.html - broken link)
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Baywood Park
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Now this is coming from a guy who lives in CA and never sees harsh winters, so forgive me. How risky is commuting from Ogallala to North Platte everyday during the winter? If you had to drive there everyday for work is that risking your life?
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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There would be days when it wouldn't be too fun and days when I-80 will be closed. However, I-80 is a top priority when it comes to winter care so that is a plus.
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Baywood Park
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Does North Platte have that drier (not so humid) climate?
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:30 PM
 
Location: IN
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North Platte has a very dry climate compared with eastern Nebraska and points off to the east.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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CA central coast, I understand your concern about having drive 50 miles one way in winter. Obvisously, with all do respect, if conditions were to bad theres no way I would go. With some of my past jobs, I have had to drive upwards of 55 miles to get to work on a two lane highway and yes I have done it in Winter. Here in the part of Wisconsin where I live, it is not uncommon to drive 50 or more miles to get to work. Being that the communte from Ogallala to North Platte would be on interstate and flat, that is a HUGE plus from here in Wisconsin.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:56 PM
 
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When your saying "Dry climate" is that low humidity levels or not alot of precipition. Here in Wisconsin typically in the Summer it is very tropical with dewpoints alot of time reaching 70 degrees and temps in the 90's.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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The humidity levels are a lot lower compared to eastern Nebraska. I'm not sure about precip, I would guess a little less.
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:42 AM
 
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Ogallala and North Platte are both drier compared to the east, although Ogallala even more than North Platte. The further east you go, you drop in elevation and encounter more center pivot irrigation.

And I mean drier both in humidity levels and the level of precipitation. You would be west of the 100th meridian, and in what is considered a "semi-arid" region, at a higher elevation (~3,200 feet above sea level). Thearea is also still experiencing a drought.

There are a TON of rentals in Ogallala. Unfortunately, due to the low lake levels, the economy in Ogallala was been struggling due to a drop in visitation at the lake. Sometimes people in Ogallala don't realize how dependent they are on that lake.

You'll probably want to check the paper (Keith County News--not available online) for rental info, or do some calling around. I know, hard to do from a distance.

There are quite a few people who commute to NP for work. Some for high-paying jobs, and some for minimum wage jobs. I haven't figured out the latter, because even with gas down to $2.60 or so, a 100-mile commute seems to be a waste for $6/hour. There are a few days in the winter when I-80 is impassable, but maybe only 5-8 times a year.

Your opportunities for broadcasting are limited. There is one local radio outlet (KOGA/KMCX) and they are almost all automated. There are more stations in North Platte.

Ogallala doesn't have some of the bigger amenities (Read: Wal-Mart). However, a quick trip on the interstate can get you a day or weekend getaway: North Plate 45 minutes; Kearney, 2 hours; Lincoln, 3.5; Denver, 2.75; Cheyenne, 2.25.

Ask with any more specific questions or anything I may have missed!
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:02 PM
 
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Thanks for the info....sure saves on making alot of phone calls and doing a alot of driving. I was just wondering; when your talking about rentals....are they apartments or what time of renting are we talking about. I have researched about apartments and found nothing. I was just wondering if I could have some names or some additional info on how to find out about rental units.
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