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Winter Storm Watch


MAJOR WINTER STORM POSSIBLE SUNDAY AND MONDAY...

.A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL EMERGE INTO THE PLAINS ON
SUNDAY AND MONDAY. COLD TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH RELATIVELY
WARM AND MOIST AIR ALOFT RIDING OVER THE COLDER SURFACE AIR WILL
SET THE STAGE FOR THE POTENTIAL FOR FREEZING RAIN OVER A GOOD PART
OF EASTERN NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA. HOWEVER A COMBINATION OF
FREEZING RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET WILL LIKELY AFFECT ALL AREAS AT
SOME POINT SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE
POSSIBLE.

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-
PAGE-KNOX-CEDAR-THURSTON-ANTELOPE-PIERCE-WAYNE-BOONE-MADISON-
STANTON-CUMING-BURT-PLATTE-COLFAX-DODGE-WASHINGTON-BUTLER-
SAUNDERS-DOUGLAS-SARPY-SEWARD-LANCASTER-CASS-OTOE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ONAWA...MAPLETON...MISSOURI VALLEY...

WOODBINE...LOGAN...DUNLAP...HARLAN...COUNCIL BLUFFS...GLENWOOD...

RED OAK...SIDNEY...HAMBURG...TABOR...FARRAGUT...CLARINDA...

SHENANDOAH...CREIGHTON...BLOOMFIELD...CROFTON...WAUSA...

VERDIGRE...NIOBRARA...HARTINGTON...LAUREL...RANDOLPH...

COLERIDGE...PENDER...MACY...WALTHILL...WINNEBAGO...NELIGH...

ELGIN...PIERCE...PLAINVIEW...OSMOND...WAYNE...ALBION...

ST. EDWARD...NORFOLK...STANTON...WEST POINT...WISNER...TEKAMAH...

OAKLAND...LYONS...DECATUR...COLUMBUS...SCHUYLER...FREMONT...

BLAIR...DAVID CITY...WAHOO...ASHLAND...YUTAN...OMAHA...BELLEVUE...

PAPILLION...LA VISTA...SEWARD...MILFORD...LINCOLN...PLATTSMOUTH...

NEBRASKA CITY
400 PM CST THU JAN 12 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT. 

* TIMING...FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD MOST OF EASTERN
NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA ON SUNDAY...AND CONTINUE INTO
MONDAY. THE FREEZING RAIN COULD MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO SLEET AND
SNOW SUNDAY AND MONDAY AS WELL. FREEZING RAIN IS MORE LIKELY
ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80...WHILE MORE OF A MIX IS
EXPECTED NORTH AND NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSTATE. TOTAL ICE
ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN
INCH IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA TO A QUARTER INCH OR MORE ALONG AND
SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80. SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS COULD REACH
OVER 4 INCHES IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA WHILE REMAINING CLOSER TO AN
INCH OR SO NEAR THE INTERSTATE. 

* MAIN IMPACT...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL DUE TO ICY OR SNOW-PACKED ROADS
IS LIKELY. SIDEWALKS AND PARKING LOTS WILL BE VERY SLIPPERY AS
WELL. SOME DAMAGE TO TREE LIMBS AND POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW, SLEET, OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.

CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.
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About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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