Beginning in 1981 with five observing locations, the weather monitoring network has grown to about 65 stations across the state and serves as an environmental monitoring program for a diverse range of sectors. On Aug. 21, 30 of our stations will be in the line of totality for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. The stations, which gather data observations around the clock, may record a temperature drop and a lack of solar radiation, depending on cloud cover. You can view our live-streamed maps showing that data starting at 12:48 p.m. when the eclipse hits the western side of the state. The last observations in Nebraska will be recorded by 1:10 p.m.