Nebraska is a state located in both the United States of the Great Plains and the Midwest. It is bordered to the north by South Dakota; to the east by Iowa and to the south by Missouri, both across the river Missouri; to the south by Kansas; to the south by Colorado; and to the west by Wyoming. It's the only triply landlocked state in the United States.
There are two major climate zones in Nebraska. The eastern half of the state has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa); near the southern plains, as in Kansas and Oklahoma, there is a unique warmer subtype considered "warm-temperate" that has a predominantly humid subtropical climate. The western half of the state primarily has a semi-arid (Koppen BSk) climate. The state has wide variations between winter temperatures and summer temperatures, which decrease the state's moving south. Violent thunderstorms and tornadoes occur primarily in the spring and summer seasons and sometimes in the fall. Throughout winter and early spring, chinook winds begin to heat the state significantly.
Nebraska consists of two major land regions: the Till Plains Dissected and the Great Plains. Ice Age glaciers scoured the easternmost part of the state; after the glaciers retreated, the Dissected Till Plains were left. The Dissected Till Plains is an area of flat rolling hills; this region is home to Omaha and Lincoln. The Great Plains cover most of western Nebraska, with the area containing many smaller, varied land areas, including the Sandhills, the Pine Ridge, the Rainwater Basin, the High Plains, and the Wildcat Hills. Panorama Point is the highest point of Nebraska at 5,424 feet (1,653 m), although it is a relatively low rise near the borders of Colorado and Wyoming despite its name and elevation. A former Nebraska state tourism slogan was "Where the West Ends" (it's changed to "Really, it's not for everyone" since then). Locations given in Nebraska for the beginning of the "South" include the Missouri River, the 13th and O Streets intersection in Lincoln (where it is marked by a red brick star), the 100th meridian, and Chimney Rock.
Within Nebraska there are two main climatic zones: the eastern half of the state and its western half. There is a humid continental climate in the eastern half of the state (Köppen climate classification Dfa). There is a semi-arid climate in the western quarter (Koppen BSk). In both temperature and precipitation, the entire state experiences significant seasonal variations. Despite hot summers and relatively cold winters, average temperatures are fairly uniform across Nebraska.Read: Nebraska Wikipedia Page