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Map of Nebraska highlighting the Panhandle
The Nebraska Panhandle is an area in the west of the state of Nebraska. A panhandle is an area extending from the rest of a political unit; the Nebraska panhandle is two-thirds as broad as the rest of the state. It is approximately 100 miles east to west and 125 miles north to south. The Nebraska panhandle roughly encompasses the area in Nebraska between 102° and 104°W longitude and 41° and 43°N latitude. It comprises eleven counties with a combined land area of 14,180.76 square miles (36,728.0 km²), or about 18.45 percent of the state's land. Its population as of the 2000 census was 90,410 inhabitants, or about 5.28 percent of the state's population. Its largest city is Scottsbluff, in the west-central part of the area.
Cities and Towns
Major cities in the Nebraska panhandle include:
Points of Interest
The Nebraska panhandle has a great deal of geographical and geological diversity; the region itself is made up of several smaller areas. Areas, features, and sites of interest in the Nebraska panhandle include:
The Nebraska panhandle borders the states of South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado.
Coordinates: 42°N 103°W / 42°N 103°W
SE Wyoming and Nebraska Panhandle (Dix, NE Tornado) - 6/22/13
This footage starts east of Chugwater, Wy on Lone Tree Road where I filmed the tornado warned cell with strong rotation was observed and was made into a time...
Nebraska Panhandle Rails
From sandhills to farm fields, three major railroads travel through the vast countryside of western Nebraska. Take a ride in the cab with the Chicago & North...
Tornado in Nebraska Panhandle
This video from just northwest of Kimball, NE was shot on the afternoon of June 5, 2009. The tornado was still in Wyoming at the time this was shot I am a st...
Supercells In Motion 3: Nebraska Panhandle
Time-lapse of a low-precipitation supercell that tracked across the southern NE Panhandle into extreme northeast CO on 1 June 2008. Note the strengthening me...
Tornado Nebraska Panhandle
Tornadoes can be small like this one, still fun to catch, this was just a quick 2 hour chase and back home for Tornado Tim www.tornadochaser.net.
1981 Disney Film Crew in the Nebraska Panhandle
News story from the NTV network which served Central and Western Nebraska and northern Kansas. The various stations were affiliated with ABC in 1981. In this...
Nebraska Panhandle and Eastern Colorado Chase on 6/19/11
Craigslist Panhandle Area Nebraska - Low Prices on Used Cars for Sale by Owner Today
http://www.waltermartinsales.com/craigslist-used-cars-for-sale/ - When seeking the lowest prices on used cars for sale by owner most will look to Craigslist....
Pronghorn Antelope (Panhandle of Nebraska)
I was just driving down a country road and he just started running along side me, I was driving about 45 mph, And as you can see, He was keeping up!
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:41:15 -0700
Places: Nebraska (547). MINATARE, Nebraska — A Nebraska Panhandle man has been accused of driving a car at speeds of nearly 100 mph. Scottsbluff radio station KNEB reports (http://bit.ly/1gMxkiM ) 42-year-old Brandon Pate was arrested Tuesday.
North Platte Telegraph
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:17:28 -0700
(AP) — An 18-year-old man has been arrested after his rescue from a burning tent at a lake in the Nebraska Panhandle. Television station KOTA says (http://bit.ly/1mVxMDE ) Scotts Bluff County deputies were sent to Big Lake Alice on Saturday after a ...
The Weather Channel
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:26:15 -0700
These include South Dakota's capital city, Pierre, a large part of the Nebraska Panhandle, and a zone near the border between the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma. Blood said his National Weather Service branch emphasizes the radar gap during its severe ...
Sidney Sun Telegraph
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:48:45 -0700
“Our proximity to Colorado and the availability of marijuana has certainly had an impact on us here,” said Sidney Chief of police B.J. Wilkinson. “Marijuana availability is relatively prolific in Sidney right now and lots of people we didn't suspect a ...
Scottsbluff Star Herald
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:30:00 -0700
Conrad Weave, left, producer of The Great American Wheat Harvest movie, visits with retired farmer Frank Johannsen following the movie. Johannsen shared some photos of 1920s-era wheat harvest in the Nebraska Panhandle. Apremier showing of the film ...
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:33:45 -0700
The 2014 Nebraska Crop Budgets have been expanded from previous editions and are now available online at http://cropwatch.unl.edu/economics/budgets. This year's package includes 66 budgets, including 21 budgets specific to the Nebraska Panhandle.
Sidney Sun Telegraph
Sidney Sun Telegraph
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:50:29 -0700
Sun-Telegraph Production Manager Lee Knudson explains the operation of the press to gubernatorial candidate Jon Bruning. With a month remaining before the state's primaries, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jon Bruning must balance the demands of ...
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:30:14 -0700
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — Three men have been given probation and fined for a string of thefts from vehicles in the Nebraska Panhandle last year. Online court records say 19-year-old Austin Clark, 19-year-old Zachery Bibb and 18-year-old Mathieu Priells had ...
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