Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service North Platte NE
1252 AM CST THU FEB 23 2017

NEZ004>010-094-230715-
Brown-Sheridan-Eastern Cherry-Holt-Rock-Keya Paha-Western
Cherry-Boyd-
1252 AM CST THU FEB 23 2017

.NOW...

At 1242 AM CST/1142 PM MST/, Doppler radar indicated the leading
edge of an area of rain and snow along a line extending from 9 miles
east of Box Butte Dam to 7 miles northeast of Page, moving north at
20 mph. Snow was underway near and west of Valentine...light rain
was underway east of Valentine.

Most of this snow was melting on contact with the road. Temperatures
are expected to continue falling and roadways will ice covered by
morning. Snowfall rates of up to 1/2 inch per hour are expected
through 2 am CST. The rain snow line...currently near Valentine...is
expected to shift south through Ainsworth and perhaps ONeill by
morning.

All  of this rain and snow was part of a major winter storm which is
expected to affect Western and North Central Nebraska through Friday
with up to 18 inches of snow.

Locations impacted include...
O`neill, Valentine, Ainsworth, Gordon, Rushville, Bassett, Hay
Springs, Spencer, Springview, Atkinson, Stuart, Butte, Long Pine,
Lynch, Page, Cody, Merriman, Newport, Naper and Kilgore.

This includes the following highways...
 Highway 183 between mile markers 167 and 225.
 Highway 20 between mile markers 74 and 318.
 Highway 250 between mile markers 19 and 48.
 Highway 281 between mile markers 177 and 223.
 Highway 61 between mile markers 182 and 230.
 Highway 97 between mile markers 88 and 141.
 Highway 12 between mile markers 1 and 135.

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