Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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AWUS83 KGID 011240
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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
638 AM CST SUN MAR 01 2015

SHORTLY BEFORE SUNRISE ON THIS SUNDAY MORNING...PRECIPITATION-FREE
WEATHER PREVAILED OVER THE LOCAL SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH
CENTRAL KANSAS AREA...UNDER VARIABLE CLOUD COVER. DURING THE
NIGHT...ONLY A FEW PATCHES OF FLURRIES OR VERY LIGHT SNOW AFFECTED
LOCATIONS MAINLY NEAR THE STATE LINE...BUT DID NOT AMOUNT TO MUCH AT
ALL. EARLY MORNING TEMPERATURES ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA WERE NOT AS
COLD AS 24 HOURS AGO...WITH MOST LOCAL AIRPORTS REPORTING READINGS
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 15 AND 20 DEGREES. LOOKING FORWARD INTO THE
DAYTIME HOURS...ALL IN ALL IT IS SHAPING UP TO BE A RATHER QUIET AND
SNOW-FREE START TO MARCH...WITH GENERALLY PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES AND
LIGHT BREEZES MAINLY UNDER 10 MPH. TEMPERATURE-WISE...ALTHOUGH STILL
BELOW AVERAGE FOR THE FIRST DAY OF MARCH...TODAY WILL MARK THE FIRST
TIME SINCE LAST WEDNESDAY THAT THE ENTIRE LOCAL AREA SHOULD CLIMB
ABOVE THE FREEZING MARK. MORE SPECIFICALLY...DAYTIME HIGHS ARE
FORECAST TO TOP OUT BETWEEN 35 AND 38 DEGREES. QUIET WEATHER IS
FORECAST TO CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT...AS LOW TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST
TO HOLD UP AROUND 20 DEGREES IN MOST PLACES. TURNING TO
MONDAY...ALTHOUGH THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW WITHIN
PARTS OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA DURING THE MORNING...THE MAJORITY OF
THE AREA SHOULD REMAIN PRECIPITATION-FREE THE MAJORITY OF THE DAY.
THE MOST NOTICEABLE CHANGE FROM TODAY WILL BE INCREASING SOUTH
WIND...WITH SUSTAINED SPEEDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH...WITH
HIGHER GUSTS. ALTHOUGH THE DETAILS ARE STILL NOT SET IN STONE...THE
WEATHER TURNS MORE ACTIVE MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. FIRST ON MONDAY
NIGHT... PARTS OF THE AREA COULD SEE SOME LIGHT DRIZZLE OR FREEZING
DRIZZLE DEVELOP...DEPENDING ON SURFACE TEMPERATURES. THEN TOWARD
SUNRISE TUESDAY MORNING...A VERY STRONG COLD FRONT WILL START
BLASTING ACROSS THE LOCAL AREA...MAKING FOR A VERY WINDY DAY WITH
NORTHERLY SPEEDS SUSTAINED AROUND 30 OR 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 MPH. TUESDAY MORNING COULD FEATURE A CONTINUATION OF LIGHT
DRIZZLE...AND MAYBE ALSO AT LEAST A BRIEF BAND OF ACCUMULATING
SNOW...ESPECIALLY NORTH OF NEBRASKA HIGHWAY 92. AT THIS TIME...ANY
TUESDAY SNOWFALL WITHIN THE LOCAL AREA IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN UNDER 1
INCH. THANKS TO THE STRONG FRONT...TUESDAY TEMPERATURES WILL FALL
DURING THE DAY...WITH MID-AFTERNOON READINGS ONLY IN THE TEENS AND
20S. FOR THOSE TIRED OF THIS COLDER-THAN-AVERAGE WEATHER...THERE
REMAINS HOPE ON THE HORIZON...WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES BY FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY EXPECTED TO CLIMB BETWEEN THE UPPER 40S TO MID 50S.


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