Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Here We Go Again: Winter Weather Advisory Issued
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of our area for Wednesday. (UPDATE: The advisory in effect from Wednesday, 2:00 a.m. CST until noon Wednesday. Dorchester Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, as will several area schools. See the school closing list here.)
Our immediate area is supposed to received between 2 and 5 inches of snow, according to forecasters.
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Here are the details as of 11 p.m.:
TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WAS ALREADY BEGINNING IN PARTS OF NORTHEAST
NEBRASKA. HOWEVER MORE PERSISTENT SNOW SHOULD MOVE INTO THE THE
COLUMBUS TO NORFOLK AND ALBION AREAS BY 2 AM...EXPANDING TOWARD
OMAHA...COUNCIL BLUFFS AND LINCOLN BY 5 AM. THE REST OF
SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA CAN EXPECT SNOW BY
SUNRISE. THE SNOW WILL END QUICKLY FROM NORTH TO SOUTH BY LATE
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCH SNOWS WILL BE COMMON...WITH A
SWATH OF 5 INCH SNOWFALL POSSIBLE...MOSTLY LIKELY FROM JUST
SOUTH OF COLUMBUS TO TO SOUTH OF OMAHA.
* MAIN IMPACT...THE LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL
AFFECT MORNING TRAVELERS. TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT DUE TO
VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS FROM ACCUMULATING SNOW AND BLOWING
* NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 35
* COLD AND WIND CHILLS...TEMPERATURES WILL ONLY BE IN THE TEENS
WITH SINGLE DIGIT ABOVE AND BELOW ZERO WIND CHILLS. IT WILL BE
MUCH COLDER THURSDAY MORNING.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.