Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service North Platte NE
454 AM CST MON JAN 22 2018

Brown-Wheeler-Loup-Keya Paha-Lincoln-Logan-Eastern
454 AM CST MON JAN 22 2018


At 447 AM CST, Doppler radar indicated light to moderate to
occasionally heavy snow from 12 miles southwest of Herrick to near
Lake Maloney State Recreation Area, moving east at 10 mph.

This area of snow will continue moving slowing east this morning. A
gradual weakening is expected through noon this morning when the
snow will have ended in most areas. Snowfall rates of 1/4 to 1 inch
will occur through 8 am CST.

Strong north winds gusting to 45 mph in open areas will produce
heavy drifting snow with drifts to 5 feet. A gradual decrease in
wind speeds is expected today. Visibility will range from 1/4 to 1
mile but fall to near zero in select open areas subject to heavy
blowing snow.

Total snowfall of 7 to 14 inches is expected by time the snow ends.
This snow was associated with a major winter storm affecting the
Central Plains today. Clearing skies are expected this afternoon
across Western and North Central Nebraska.

Locations impacted include...
North Platte, O`neill, Broken Bow, Ainsworth, Burwell, Bassett,
Spencer, Stapleton, Springview, Taylor, Brewster, O`Neill, Atkinson,
Arnold, Stuart, Callaway, Sargent, Ansley, Brady and Ewing.

This includes the following highways...
 Highway 183 between mile markers 73 and 225.
 Highway 20 between mile markers 225 and 328.
 Highway 281 between mile markers 132 and 223.
 Highway 2 between mile markers 214 and 307.
 Highway 92 between mile markers 218 and 308.
 Highway 97 between mile markers 1 and 8.
 Interstate 80 in Nebraska between mile markers 169 and 208.
 Highway 83 between mile markers 55 and 140.
 Highway 12 between mile markers 31 and 135.


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