Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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Weather Summary for Portions of the Central Plains
National Weather Service Hastings NE
241 PM CST Tue Dec 6 2016

The two main weather stories over the next few days
remain...firstly...the likelihood of at least light snow
accumulation late tonight into Wednesday...especially across
southern portions of the local area...and secondly...the invasion of
the coldest temperatures and wind chills of the season-so-far from
Wednesday through Friday. Starting with the snowfall
forecast...little has changed over the past 24 hours. As a
result...the majority of the local Nebraska area is expected to
receive less than 1 inch. However...slightly higher totals between 1
and 2 inches...and perhaps a localized 3 inch amount...are more
likely roughly south of a line from Cambridge Nebraska...through
Mankato Kansas. The majority of this snow will fall between 3 AM and
Noon on Wednesday...with any lingering snow gradually tapering off
and ending during the afternoon. Sustained wind speeds will average
around 15 MPH as snow falls...with some gusts up to around 25 MPH
possible...so some limited blowing snow issues are possible. Turning
to the other big story of the week...increasingly-colder air will
continue spilling southward through the Central Plains. On each day
from Wednesday through Friday...high temperatures will only reach
the teens or 20s in most areas...with overnight lows mainly in the
single digits. When factoring in the influence of wind...wind chill
values will average between 10 degrees above and 10 degrees below
zero through most of this time...with the overall-worst wind chills
occurring Thursday morning when much of the area could drop as low
as -10 to -20. While not a major warm-up by any means...a slight
improvement in temperatures will arrive by Saturday...with high
temps back up into the 30s to near 40.

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