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Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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AWUS83 KGID 281156
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KSZ005>007-017>019-NEZ039>041-046>049-060>064-072>077-082>087-
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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
552 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

SHORTLY BEFORE SUNRISE SATURDAY...COLD TEMPERATURES WERE THE MAIN
STORY ACROSS THE LOCAL AREA OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH
CENTRAL KANSAS...WITH MOST AIRPORTS REPORTING READINGS SOMEWHERE
BETWEEN 5 AND 15 DEGREES. WHILE MOST OF THE LOCAL AREA WAS
PRECIPITATION-FREE...SCATTERED SNOW FLURRIES WERE NOTED UNDER A
LAYER OF CLOUDS MAINLY WEST OF HIGHWAY 281...WHILE AN AREA OF
STEADIER LIGHT SNOW WAS JUST STARTING TO PUSH INTO NORTH CENTRAL
KANSAS FROM THE SOUTH. FOR THE WEEKEND AS A WHOLE...THE MAIN STORY
CONTINUES TO SURROUND THE POTENTIAL FOR AT LEAST A BRIEF PERIOD OR
TWO OF ACCUMULATING SNOW...BUT FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT BE A FEW DAYS
BEHIND ON THE LATEST FORECASTS...THE POTENTIAL FOR ACCUMULATIONS OF
2 INCHES OR GREATER HAS REALLY DIMINISHED ACROSS THE LOCAL SOUTH
CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS AREA. INSTEAD...THE
GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES NOW APPEARS
TO FOCUS JUST SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST OF THE LOCAL AREA...MAINLY WITHIN
CENTRAL AND EASTERN KANSAS. WITHIN OUR LOCAL AREA...MOST LOCATIONS
NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM ALMA...TO HASTINGS...TO YORK NEBRASKA ARE
FORECAST TO RECEIVE LESS THAN 1 INCH OF SNOW THIS WEEKEND...WHILE 1
TO 2 INCH AMOUNTS ARE STILL POSSIBLE SOUTHEAST OF THIS
LINE...INCLUDING PLACES SUCH AS HEBRON NEBRASKA AND
PLAINVILLE...SMITH CENTER AND MANKATO KANSAS. ANY SNOW THIS WEEKEND
IS GENERALLY EXPECTED TO FALL IN TWO WAVES...THE FIRST ONE FOCUSED
THIS MORNING INTO EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...AND THE SECOND ONE ARRIVING
LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. IN BETWEEN THESE WAVES OF
POTENTIAL SNOW...MOST PLACES WILL SIMPLY REMAIN DRY BUT SEASONABLY
COLD. HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY ARE FORECAST TO TOP OUT IN THE MID 20S
ACROSS MOST OF THE LOCAL AREA...WITH LOWS TONIGHT MAINLY IN THE
TEENS. LOOKING AHEAD INTO NEXT WEEK...ADDITIONAL CHANCES FOR SNOW
AND MAYBE EVEN SOME RAIN ARRIVE DURING THE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY NIGHT TIME FRAME...BUT AT THIS TIME... THIS DOES NOT APPEAR
TO BE A MAJOR STORM SYSTEM FOR THE LOCAL AREA. FOR THOSE LOOKING
FORWARD TO MILDER WEATHER...THERE IS HOPE ON THE HORIZON...WITH HIGH
TEMPERATURES FOR NEXT FRIDAY CURRENTLY AIMED AROUND 50 DEGREES.


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