Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Omaha/Valley, NE

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Public Information Statement National Weather Service Omaha/Valley
NE 400 AM CST Fri Dec 29 2017

A prolonged period of very cold temperatures is forecast for the
area this weekend into early next week. Based on current hourly
forecast temperatures the Omaha area can expect to see the
temperature at or below zero from 200 PM Saturday through 900 AM
Tuesday or 67 consecutive hours.

How does this compare with previous cold spells?

The record time period of consecutive hourly temperatures of zero or
below occurred in December 1983 from 200 AM on the 17th through
200 PM on the 25th or 204 hours.

The most recent event was in January 2010 from 600 PM on the 7th
through 800 AM on the 9th or 38 hours. This event was unusual in
that the range was quite narrow between zero and -6 during that

These are actual air temperatures, the wind chill temperature is not
considered in these periods.


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