Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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

649 AM CST MON JAN 22 2018


At 641 AM CST, Doppler radar indicated light to moderate snow from
10 miles north of Newport to 13 miles north of Gothenburg, 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 3/4 of
an inch will occur through 9 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 1/2 to 2
miles 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...
Broken Bow, Burwell, Bassett, Spencer, Stapleton, Taylor, Brewster,
O`Neill, Atkinson, Arnold, Stuart, Callaway, Sargent, Ansley, Ewing,
Merna, Butte, Chambers and Lynch.

This includes the following highways...
 Highway 183 between mile markers 73 and 182.
 Highway 20 between mile markers 253 and 328.
 Highway 281 between mile markers 132 and 223.
 Highway 2 between mile markers 245 and 307.
 Highway 92 between mile markers 227 and 308.
 Highway 83 between mile markers 108 and 116.
 Highway 12 between mile markers 82 and 135.


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