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Winter Storm Warning


Winter Storm Warning in effect from 6 am Friday to midnight
CST Friday night... 

The National Weather Service in Omaha/valley has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow, which is in effect
from 6 am Friday to midnight CST Friday night. The Winter Storm 
Watch is no longer in effect. 

* Timing... rain, or a rain and snow mix on Thursday night will 
  become all snow Friday. Snow is then expected through the day 
  on Friday, ending on Friday evening. 

* Snow accumulations... snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches are
  possible from this storm system. 

* Winds... north winds of 10 to 20 mph on Thursday night are
  expected to become northwest 15 to 30 mph on Friday with gusts
  over 35 mph. This will create considerable blowing and drifting
  with near blizzard conditions possible at times on Friday and 
  Friday evening.


* Impacts... the combination of snowfall and winds will create
  difficult travel from late Thursday night into Friday night due
  to snow packed roadways and low visibility. 

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an 
emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and
water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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Winter Storm Warning


A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION TODAY INTO
WEDNESDAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS TODAY
INTO WEDNESDAY WITH A SWATH OF HEAVY SNOW DEVELOPING TO THE NORTH
OF THE LOW TRACK. SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL DEVELOP TODAY
ACROSS NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AND WEST-CENTRAL IOWA WITH A RAIN-SNOW
MIX OVER EAST-CENTRAL NEBRASKA. A CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW IS
EXPECTED TONIGHT. WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN CONSIDERABLY FROM THE
NORTHWEST TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY WITH AREAS OF BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW.

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MONONA-BOONE-MADISON-STANTON-CUMING-BURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ONAWA...MAPLETON...ALBION...

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

OAKLAND...LYONS...DECATUR
234 AM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST
WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SLEET...WILL BEGIN
THIS MORNING AND THEN BECOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BY THIS AFTERNOON
INTO TONIGHT. THE SNOW SHOULD GRADUALLY TAPER OFF WEDNESDAY
MORNING.

* MAIN IMPACT...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL DUE TO SNOW PACKED ROADS AND 
REDUCED VISIBILITIES WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. 

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...NORTH OR NORTHWEST WINDS FROM 15 TO 30 MPH WILL CAUSE
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY FROM THIS
EVENING INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD, AND
WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

A Wet and Heavy Snow Hangs on Trees


The Oakland area received a reminder that winter is still here! A few inches of wet, heavy snow greeted everyone Friday morning, leaving a coating, not only on yards but also on trees. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

The Oakland area received a reminder that winter is still here! A few inches of wet, heavy snow greeted everyone Friday morning, leaving a coating, not only on yards but also on trees. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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