Heat spreads across Nebraska into Iowa

June 28, 2012 • Business

In this photo provided by Charlie Wilson, a herd of Red Angus cattle stay close to a watering hole at the Wilson ranch Wednesday, June 27, 2012, near Lakeside, Neb. Across the country, more than 900 heat records have been broken in the past week. If the forecasts hold, an intense heat wave gripping the center and western portion of the country could mean more will fall. (AP Photo/Courtesy Charlie Wilson)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The sweltering temperatures the Nebraska Panhandle have endured for several days are spreading eastward across the state and into Iowa.

The National Weather Service issued heat warnings and advisories for southeast Nebraska and much of Iowa Wednesday as temperatures neared 100.

At least 17 record high temperatures have been set in Western Nebraska over the past week, and nationwide, more than 900 records were broken as part of the same heat wave.

In the Panhandle, people in Sidney and Scottsbluff were looking forward to some mild relief with temperatures in the 80s and Login to read more

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