Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
1210 PM CST MON DEC 22 2014

IAZ043-055-056-069-079-080-090-091-NEZ011-012-015>018-030>034-
042>045-050>053-065>068-078-088>093-230815-
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-SALINE-
JEFFERSON-GAGE-JOHNSON-NEMAHA-PAWNEE-RICHARDSON-
1210 PM CST MON DEC 22 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST
IOWA...WEST CENTRAL IOWA...EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA...NORTHEAST
NEBRASKA AND SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

SNOW IS LIKELY TONIGHT BEGINNING IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA THIS
EVENING...THEN SPREADING TOWARD INTERSTATE 80 BY SUNRISE.
ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW ARE LIKELY AVERAGE AN INCH OR SO IN
NORTHEAST NEBRASKA...GENERALLY NORTHWEST OF A COLUMBUS TO PENDER
LINE...WITH ONLY A DUSTING TO THE SOUTHEAST TOWARD INTERSTATE 80.

THE STRONG STORM SYSTEM BRINGING THE SNOW WILL GRADUALLY MOVE
EAST INTO EASTERN IOWA LATE TONIGHT. COLDER AIR TRAILING THIS
SYSTEM WILL HELP CHANGE RAIN OVER TO SNOW. WHILE MUCH OF EASTERN
NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA WILL SEE RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON...A
PERIOD OF NO PRECIPITATION IS LIKELY FOR A TIME LATE IN THE DAY
AND THIS EVENING BEFORE MORE MOVES IN FROM THE NORTH. EXPECT SNOW
TO BEGIN IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA BEFORE MIDNIGHT...THEN SPREAD
TOWARD THE INTERSTATE BY SUNRISE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY BEFORE ENDING FROM WEST TO EAST
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT. WIDESPREAD TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS AROUND
2 INCHES ARE LIKELY. THERE COULD BE SOME LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS...ESPECIALLY IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AND EAST CENTRAL
NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA. GUSTY NORTH OR NORTHWEST WINDS ARE
ALSO FORECAST TUESDAY...WHICH MAY CAUSE SOME BLOWING SNOW AS WELL.

THERE IS ANOTHER CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW LATE CHRISTMAS NIGHT INTO
EARLY FRIDAY...MAINLY ACROSS NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AND WEST CENTRAL
IOWA.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

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