Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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AWUS83 KGID 301231
RWSGID
KSZ005>007-017>019-NEZ039>041-046>049-060>064-072>077-082>087-
302045-

WEATHER SUMMARY FOR PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
631 AM CST SAT JAN 30 2016

ACROSS THE LOCAL AREA OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH CENTRAL
KANSAS...MOST FOLKS CERTAINLY HAVE THEIR ATTENTION ON THE
POTENTIALLY MAJOR WINTER STORM ON TRACK TO STRIKE THE REGION EARLY
NEXT WEEK. HOWEVER...MORE ON THAT LATER...AS THERE IS AT LEAST A
LITTLE BIT OF WEATHER TO TALK ABOUT BETWEEN NOW AND THEN. STARTING
WITH TODAY...DESPITE MORE CLOUDS...TEMPERATURES SHOULD ONCE AGAIN
RISE WELL-ABOVE AVERAGE FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR...WITH HIGHS EXPECTED
TO REACH WELL INTO THE 50S MOST AREAS...AND POSSIBLY INTO THE LOWER
60S IN SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITIES SUCH AS BEAVER CITY...NEBRASKA AND
PLAINVILLE...KANSAS. TONIGHT...THE BEGINNING STAGES OF A WEATHER
PATTERN SHIFT GETS UNDERWAY AS A COLD FRONT PASSES THROUGH. ALTHOUGH
THIS FRONT IS NOT OVERLY STRONG...ITS ASSOCIATED UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO GENERATE A DIAGONAL SWATH OF FAIRLY LIGHT
PRECIPITATION EXTENDING ACROSS THE HEART OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS FROM
NORTHWEST KANSAS INTO NORTHEAST NEBRASKA. THIS PRECIPITATION MAY
START AS RAIN...BUT THEN SHOULD CHANGE OVER TO SNOW. WITHIN THE
LOCAL NWS HASTINGS COVERAGE AREA...VERY LITTLE...IF ANY SNOW
ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED TONIGHT IN MOST AREAS...ALTHOUGH NORTHERN
COUNTIES SUCH AS VALLEY AND GREELEY COULD PICK UP A QUICK INCH OR
SO. ANY SNOW THAT FALLS TONIGHT SHOULD MELT FAIRLY QUICKLY
SUNDAY...AS ALTHOUGH IT WILL BE COOLER...HIGHS ARE STILL EXPECTED TO
RISE WELL INTO THE 40S MOST AREAS. MOST OF SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
SHOULD FEATURE A LULL IN PRECIPITATION CHANCES...BEFORE THE
NEXT...MUCH STRONGER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM INVADES THE REGION MONDAY
BEFORE DEPARTING TUESDAY NIGHT. ALTHOUGH IT IS STILL A BIT TOO SOON
TO PIN DOWN SPECIFIC SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...IT CURRENTLY APPEARS THE
MAJORITY OF THE LOCAL AREA STANDS A DECENT CHANCE OF SEEING 6 OR
MORE INCHES...MOST OF WHICH WOULD FALL MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. IN
ADDITION...THIS SNOW WOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY STRONG NORTHERLY
WINDS...WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH RESULTING IN CONSIDERABLE BLOWING
AND DRIFTING SNOW. BE SURE TO CONTINUE CHECKING THE LATEST FORECASTS
OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS FOR MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION REGARDING
EXPECTED SNOW AMOUNTS.

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