Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
323 PM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...Potentially a major winter storm to impact eastern Nebraska and
western Iowa...

.A powerful storm system will move into the area starting on
Thursday afternoon spreading rain into northeast Nebraska. As
colder air works into the system the rain is expected to mix with
and change over to snow from northwest to southeast from Thursday
night into Friday. Once change over occurs, heavy snow is likely
over parts of the area with significant accumulations likely. In
addition to the snow, strong northwest winds will create
considerable blowing and drifting snow with blizzard or near
blizzard conditions possible.


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Knox-Cedar-Antelope-Pierce-Wayne-
Including the cities of Creighton, Bloomfield, Crofton, Wausa,
Verdigre, Niobrara, Hartington, Laurel, Randolph, Coleridge,
Neligh, Elgin, Pierce, Plainview, Osmond, and Wayne
323 PM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT
CST FRIDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow, which is in effect
from 6 PM Thursday to midnight CST Friday night. The Winter Storm
Watch is no longer in effect.

* TIMING...Rain, or a rain and snow mix on Thursday will change to
  all snow Thursday evening. Snow, occasionally heavy, will continue
  Thursday night and through the day on Friday, ending on Friday
  evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches are
  expected with locally higher amounts in isolated locations.

* WINDS...Northeast winds of 10 to 20 mph on Thursday evening will
  become north, and then northwest during the day on Friday
  increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts over 35 mph. This will
  create considerable blowing and drifting with near blizzard
  conditions possible at times on Friday and Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...The combination of the heavy snowfall, gusty winds
  creating blowing and drifting as well as reducing visibilities
  will make travel very hazardous to nearly impossible during the
  storm. The winds combined with the wet and heavy nature of the
  snow may also create the risk of sporadic power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and
water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

&&

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Boone-Madison-
Including the cities of Albion, St. Edward, and Norfolk
323 PM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT
CST FRIDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow, which is in effect
from 6 PM Thursday to midnight CST Friday night.

* TIMING...Rain, or a rain or snow mix on Thursday will change to
  all snow Thursday evening. Snow, occasionally heavy, will continue
  Thursday night and through the day on Friday, ending on Friday
  evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches are
  expected with locally higher amounts in isolated locations.

* WINDS...Northeast winds of 10 to 20 mph on Thursday evening will
  become north, and then northwest during the day on Friday
  increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts over 35 mph. This will
  create considerable blowing and drifting with near blizzard
  conditions possible at times on Friday and Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...The combination of the heavy snowfall, gusty winds
  creating blowing and drifting as well as reducing visibilities
  will make travel very hazardous to nearly impossible during the
  storm. The winds combined with the wet and heavy nature of the
  snow may also create the risk of sporadic power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and
water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

&&

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/O.EXB.KOAX.WS.A.0004.170224T0400Z-170225T0600Z/
Stanton-Cuming-Platte-Colfax-
Including the cities of Stanton, West Point, Wisner, Columbus,
and Schuyler
323 PM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from Thursday evening through
Friday evening.

* TIMING...Rain, or a rain and snow mix on Thursday evening will
  become all snow during Thursday night. Snow is then expected
  through the day on Friday, ending on Friday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are
  possible from this storm system.

* WINDS...North winds of 10 to 20 mph on Thursday night are
  expected to become northwest 15 to 30 mph on Friday with gusts
  over 35 mph. This has the potentially to create blowing and
  drifting of new snow.

* IMPACTS...The combination of snowfall and winds will create
  difficult travel from Thursday night into Friday night due to
  snow packed roadways and low visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

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Monona-Harrison-Burt-Dodge-Washington-
Including the cities of Onawa, Mapleton, Missouri Valley,
Woodbine, Logan, Dunlap, Tekamah, Oakland, Lyons, Decatur,
Fremont, and Blair
323 PM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from Friday morning through
Friday evening.

* TIMING...Rain, or a rain and snow mix on Thursday night will
  become all snow Friday. Snow is then expected through the day on
  Friday, ending on Friday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are
  possible from this storm system.

* WINDS...North winds of 10 to 20 mph on Thursday night are
  expected to become northwest 15 to 30 mph on Friday with gusts
  over 35 mph. This has the potentially to create blowing and
  drifting of the new snow.

* IMPACTS...The combination of snowfall and winds will create
  difficult travel from Thursday night into Friday night due to
  snow packed roadways and low visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

$$

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/O.EXT.KOAX.WS.A.0004.170224T0400Z-170225T0600Z/
Thurston-
Including the cities of Pender, Macy, Walthill, and Winnebago
323 PM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...Rain, or a rain and snow mix on Thursday afternoon will
  become all snow Thursday evening. Snow is then expected through
  the day on Friday, ending on Friday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are
  possible from this storm system.

* WINDS...North winds of 10 to 20 mph on Thursday night are
  expected to become northwest 15 to 30 mph on Friday with gusts
  over 35 mph. This has the potentially to create blowing and
  drifting of the new snow.

* IMPACTS...The combination of snowfall and winds will create
  difficult travel from Thursday night into Friday night due to
  snow packed roadways and low visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

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