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By LuAnn Schindler

Clouds could spoil celestial event


Summerland-area residents won't be in total darkness, Monday, during the solar eclipse.

Mark Urwiller, director of Honey Creek Observatory, in O'Neill, said the eclipse will have 70% coverage in this area.

Areas in southeast Nebraska, as well as the Omaha metro area, may have up to 85% coverage.

According to National Weather Service officials, partly-cloudy skies may play spoiler for the April 8 celestial event. The region has a 50 to 60% chance of cloud cover.

While a total eclipse will cut a diagonal path from the Pacific Ocean to Maine, locals will see a partial solar eclipse, meaning the m...

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