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Winter Storm Watch


Snow and blowing snow likely from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning…

.Rain will change to snow on Wednesday evening through Wednesday night, with accumulating snow expected through Thursday morning. Strong northwest winds will create blowing and drifting snow, with reduced visibilities. The winds will combine with plunging temperatures to cause wind chills to drop to the teens below zero. Additionally, the plunging temperatures may cause wet surfaces to freeze quickly, leaving a layer of ice beneath the snow.

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…

* WHAT…Snow and blowing snow likely. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Tree branches could fall, as well. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with isolated higher amounts, are possible.

* WHERE…Portions of east central, northeast and southeast Nebraska and west central Iowa.

* WHEN…From Wednesday evening through Thursday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Significant reductions in visibility are possible. Cold wind chills as low as 15 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Rapidly falling temperatures on Wednesday night may cause wet surfaces to freeze quickly, leaving a layer of ice beneath the snow.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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Winter Storm Watch


Winter Storm Watch in effect from Friday morning through
Friday evening... 

The National Weather Service in Omaha/valley has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from Friday morning through
Friday evening. 

* 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 4 to 6 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 has the potentially to create blowing and
  drifting of the new snow. 

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

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.




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.

Winter Storm Watch


POWERFUL WINTER STORM SYSTEM MOVING OUT ACROSS THE CENTRAL
PLAINS MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

.AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE IS EXPECTED TO ORGANIZE
OVER THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE BY MONDAY EVENING. THIS WILL THEN TRACK
NORTHEAST ACROSS KANSAS AND TOWARD THE GREAT LAKES REGION. SNOW IS
EXPECTED TO THE NORTH OF THE TRACK OF THE SYSTEM. STRONG NORTHERLY
WINDS WILL DEVELOP MONDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE TUESDAY...WITH BLOWING
SNOW AND LOW VISIBILITY. WHITE OUT OR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS MAY
DEVELOP.


MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-THURSTON-BOONE-MADISON-STANTON-CUMING-BURT-
PLATTE-COLFAX-DODGE-WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ONAWA...MAPLETON...MISSOURI VALLEY...

WOODBINE...LOGAN...DUNLAP...HARLAN...PENDER...MACY...WALTHILL...

WINNEBAGO...ALBION...ST. EDWARD...NORFOLK...STANTON...

WEST POINT...WISNER...TEKAMAH...OAKLAND...LYONS...DECATUR...

COLUMBUS...SCHUYLER...FREMONT...BLAIR
320 PM CST SAT JAN 30 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

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

* TIMING...SNOW SHOULD START TO ACCUMULATE BY LATE MONDAY EVENING
AND THEN CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY TUESDAY. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF
TUESDAY EVENING...THEN WINDS WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH BY LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT.

* MAIN IMPACT...POTENTIAL FOR SNOW AMOUNTS OF 8 INCHES OR MORE. 

* OTHER IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS...WITH GUSTS OF AROUND 40 MPH OR
HIGHER. THIS WILL LEAD TO BLOWING SNOW AND POSSIBLY NEAR
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

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.

Winter Storm Watch for Tomorrow


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MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-KNOX-CEDAR-THURSTON-ANTELOPE-PIERCE-WAYNE-
BOONE-MADISON-STANTON-CUMING-BURT-PLATTE-COLFAX-DODGE-WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ONAWA...MAPLETON...MISSOURI VALLEY...

WOODBINE...LOGAN...DUNLAP...HARLAN...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
426 AM CST SUN DEC 27 2015

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL SPREAD NORTH INTO THE AREA MONDAY MORNING AND
CONTINUE INTO MONDAY NIGHT. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOWFALL ARE
POSSIBLE LATE MONDAY MORNING INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON. 

* ACCUMULATIONS...HIGH POTENTIAL FOR 6 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY HAZARDOUS. NORTHEAST WINDS OF
15 TO 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THE STRONG WINDS
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING CAUSING SIGNIFICANT BLOWING
AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES IN THE BLOWING AND FALLING SNOW
MAY BE LESS THAN A QUARTER OF A MILE AT TIMES. 

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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Winter Storm Watch


A MIX OF PRECIPITATION OVER EASTERN NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA
THE NEXT FEW DAYS...

.UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL BE THE RULE THE NEXT FEW DAYS FOR EASTERN
NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA. 

A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT...

ESPECIALLY FOR SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA. THIS MAY
CAUSE TRAVEL PROBLEMS WITH ICY ROADS. 

PRECIPITATION WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY BY SUNDAY
NIGHT...WITH A MIX OF RAIN...FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW. THE
AREA MOST LIKELY TO SEE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS IS ACROSS NORTHEAST
NEBRASKA AND AMOUNTS COULD BE SIGNIFICANT. THE AREA FROM AROUND
SEWARD AND LINCOLN TOWARD OMAHA...COUNCIL BLUFFS AND HARLAN IOWA
WILL BE WHERE MIXED PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED. THIS AREA COULD SEE
ICING AND/OR SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW.


THURSTON-CUMING-BURT-COLFAX-DODGE-WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PENDER...MACY...WALTHILL...WINNEBAGO...

WEST POINT...WISNER...TEKAMAH...OAKLAND...LYONS...DECATUR...

SCHUYLER...FREMONT...BLAIR
259 PM CST SAT NOV 28 2015

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

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

* TIMING...SNOW SHOULD DEVELOP AND INCREASE IN INTENSITY AFTER
MIDNIGHT SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW WILL LIKELY CONTINUE MONDAY AND INTO
MONDAY NIGHT. SOME SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN MAY OCCUR MONDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF
SNOW...POSSIBLY OVER 6 INCHES. THERE IS ALSO POTENTIAL FOR
ICING.

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.

Winter Storm Watch


.WINTER WEATHER HEADING TOWARD THE REGION...

.A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ASSOCIATED WITH A STRONG UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA FRIDAY. THIS WILL SPREAD SNOW
INTO THE AREA FOR FRIDAY AND THAT WILL CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE GENERALLY NORTH OF A
LINE FROM AROUND NELIGH TO TEKAMAH AND THEN TO HARLAN IOWA. GUSTY
NORTH WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

THIS WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. THE WINDS
SHOULD CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY NIGHT.


HARRISON-SHELBY-KNOX-ANTELOPE-PIERCE-STANTON-CUMING-BURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MISSOURI VALLEY...WOODBINE...LOGAN...

DUNLAP...HARLAN...CREIGHTON...BLOOMFIELD...CROFTON...WAUSA...

VERDIGRE...NIOBRARA...NELIGH...ELGIN...PIERCE...PLAINVIEW...

OSMOND...STANTON...WEST POINT...WISNER...TEKAMAH...OAKLAND...

LYONS...DECATUR
405 AM CST THU NOV 19 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING. 

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN FALLING MID TO LATE MORNING
FRIDAY AND CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY EVENING. SNOW SHOULD DIMINISH
FROM WEST TO EAST FRIDAY NIGHT. GUSTY NORTH WINDS WILL CONTINUE
INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES. LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* MAIN IMPACT...VISIBILITIES MAY DROP TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE 
AT TIMES AS GUSTY NORTH WINDS CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND 
DRIFTING SNOW. TRAVEL MAY BE IMPACTED. 

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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