Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service North Platte NE
320 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

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320 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

.NOW...

At 318 AM CST/218 AM MST/, Doppler radar indicated the leading edge
of an area of snow along a line extending from near Mason City to 6
miles southwest of Sutherland Reservoir State Recreation Area, moving
southeast at 5 mph.

Moderate to heavy snow was falling in the Central Sandhills around
Stapleton...Thedford...Broken Bow and Dunning with visibility around
1/2 mile. This snow was nearly stationary.

Light...moderate and heavy snow is expected overnight with snowfall
rates of up to 1 inch per hour. This snow is expected to slowly
decrease in intensity through 6 am CST with light snow and flurries
thereafter.

Blowing snow will continue with winds gusting to 35 mph. This will
reduce visibility to less than 100 yards in spots. Heavy drifting
has occurred across the Sandhills and is expected to continue
overnight through Friday morning which has resulted in blocked roads
in Holt County. Sand roads in many areas may also become blocked.

All of this snow was part of a major winter storm which has produced
6 to 14 inches of snow across parts of Western and North Central
Nebraska.

Locations impacted include...
North Platte, Ogallala, O`neill, Broken Bow, Valentine, Ainsworth,
Gordon, Burwell, Chappell, Rushville, Oshkosh, Bassett, Hay Springs,
Mullen, Spencer, Big Springs, Stapleton, Springview, Taylor and
Thedford.

This includes the following highways...
 Highway 183 between mile markers 73 and 225.
 Highway 20 between mile markers 75 and 328.
 Highway 250 between mile markers 1 and 48.
 Highway 281 between mile markers 132 and 223.
 Highway 2 between mile markers 96 and 307.
 Highway 61 between mile markers 80 and 231.
 Highway 92 between mile markers 115 and 308.
 Highway 97 between mile markers 1 and 141.
 Interstate 80 in Nebraska between mile markers 78 and 193.
 Highway 12 between mile markers 1 and 135.

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