Great news to start off 2016 - 100% of the state has normal soil moisture levels. Click HERE for the national NOAA Climate Prediction site and HERE for the Omaha site.Just a point to ponder - although earth is a water planet, only 0.0078% of that water is available to sustain plant, animal and human life. For details, click HERE for the US Geological Survey Water School
Nebraska is much better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see
First quarter is at 17:26 (5:26 PM) on Saturday, January 16th.
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until spring|
|Wed, Jan 13||07:49 AM||05:20 PM||9:31||67|
|Thu, Jan 14||07:48 AM||05:21 PM||9:33||66|
|Fri, Jan 15||07:48 AM||05:22 PM||9:34||65|
|Sat, Jan 16||07:48 AM||05:23 PM||9:35||64|
|Sun, Jan 17||07:47 AM||05:24 PM||9:37||63|
|Mon, Jan 18||07:47 AM||05:25 PM||9:38||62|
|Tue, Jan 19||07:46 AM||05:27 PM||9:41||61|
During this week in history - with a little humor thrown in.
If you want the funny, go to Bizarre Holidays
For the serious go to History Net
January 13th, 1846 - President James Polk dispatches General Zachary Taylor and 4,000 troops to the Texas border as war with Mexico looms.
1990 - In Virginia, Douglas Wilder, the first African American elected governor of a US state, takes office.
"There is more selfishness and less principle among members of Congress than I had any conception of, before I became president of the US." - James Polk
"Although... the chief magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the president of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States." - James Polk
"If both John McCain and Obama were given a sip of truth serum, both would admit they made serious mistakes in choosing running mates in 2008." - Douglas Wilder
"The whole Indian thing, I always say it's really the American holocaust. It's something we need to look at." - Skeet Ulrich
I am hopeful that no one will forget what happened in Bosnia." - Fatos Nan
January 15th is National Hat day.
"The Gulf War is responsible for the huge and horrifying rise in Islamic terrorism." - Pierre Salinger
"Wikipedia gets lots of things wrong." - Scott Adsit
"I go on Wikipedia and alter pages of animals with fake facts that I've made up about those animals." - Kurt Braunohler
January 16th, 1991 - The Gulf War begins. The massive U.S.-led offensive against Iraq - Operation Desert Storm - ends on February 28, 1991, when President George Bush declares a cease-fire, and Iraq pledges to honor future coalition and U.N. peace terms.
"The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war." - Norman Schwarzkopf
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