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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service North Platte NE
1210 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018 /1110 AM MDT Sat Apr 14 2018/

...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS PARTS OF WESTERN AND
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...

A POWERFUL SPRING STORM MOVED OVER THE AREA STARTING FRIDAY
MORNING AND SLOWLY CONTINUED TO MOVE EASTWARD THROUGH MID-DAY
SATURDAY. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WERE OBSERVED AND STILL CONTINUE AS
OF NOON SATURDAY. BELOW IS A LIST OF SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AND BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS REPORTED AS OF NOON SATURDAY.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
1158 AM CDT SAT APR 14 2018

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0255 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 1 W OGALLALA            41.13N 101.74W
04/13/2018  M68.00 MPH       KEITH              NE   AWOS

0310 PM     BLIZZARD         OGALLALA                41.13N 101.72W
04/13/2018                   KEITH              NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            VISIBILITY OF 50 TO 100 YARDS WITH HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING
            SNOW.

0322 PM     BLIZZARD         VALENTINE               42.87N 100.55W
04/13/2018                   CHERRY             NE   BROADCAST MEDIA

            RADIO STATION KVSH REPORTS ZERO VISIBILITY WITH SNOW AND
            BLOWING SNOW REPORTED.

0325 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 2 E BIG SPRINGS         41.06N 102.04W
04/13/2018  M64.00 MPH       KEITH              NE   MESONET

0330 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 6 WNW BRULE             41.13N 101.99W
04/13/2018  M66.00 MPH       KEITH              NE   MESONET

            NEBRASKA MESONET

0331 PM     BLIZZARD         MULLEN                  42.04N 101.04W
04/13/2018                   HOOKER             NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            WHITE OUT CONDITIONS REPORTED IN MULLEN.

0347 PM     BLIZZARD         4 N VALENTINE           42.93N 100.55W
04/13/2018                   CHERRY             NE   PUBLIC

            ZERO VISIBILITY IN HEAVY SNOW.

0347 PM     SNOW             10 W LEMOYNE            41.29N 101.99W
04/13/2018  M2.5 INCH        KEITH              NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SNOWING HEAVILY WITH 1/4 MILE VISIBILITY.

0427 PM     BLIZZARD         6 N GORDON              42.89N 102.20W
04/13/2018                   SHERIDAN           NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            VISIBILITY LESS THAN 1/8TH OF A MILE WITH AN ESTIMATE OF
            5 INCHES ON THE GROUND AND STILL SNOWING.

0427 PM     BLIZZARD         6 WSW PAXTON            41.09N 101.46W
04/13/2018                   KEITH              NE   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            OGALLALA FIRE AND RESCUE REPORTS MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENT
            ALONG I-80. NUMEROUS PEOPLE STRANDED WITH NUMEROUS
            INJURIES REPORTED.

0427 PM     BLIZZARD         IMPERIAL                40.52N 101.64W
04/13/2018                   CHASE              NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            POWER OUTAGE REPORTED IN THE TOWN OF IMPERIAL.

0445 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 3 E OGALLALA            41.13N 101.66W
04/13/2018  M60.00 MPH       KEITH              NE   MESONET

0450 PM     HEAVY SNOW       1 W VALENTINE           42.87N 100.57W
04/13/2018  M6.0 INCH        CHERRY             NE   COCORAHS

            6 INCHES IN PAST 6 HOURS

0451 PM     BLIZZARD         10 NE OSHKOSH           41.24N 99.62W
04/13/2018                   CUSTER             NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            1-2 SNOWFALL RATES THE PAST COUPLE HOURS.

0509 PM     BLIZZARD         2 E SUTHERLAND          41.16N 101.09W
04/13/2018                   LINCOLN            NE   911 CALL CENTER

            WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ON HWY 30.

0512 PM     BLIZZARD         5 WSW MAXWELL           41.05N 100.61W
04/13/2018                   LINCOLN            NE   911 CALL CENTER

            SEMI ACCIDENT BLOCKING I-80 AT MILEPOST 185.

0558 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST CRESCENT LAKE NWR       41.74N 102.41W
04/13/2018  M60.00 MPH       GARDEN             NE   PARK/FOREST SRVC

0628 PM     SNOW             11 E LEWELLEN           41.33N 101.93W
04/13/2018  E6.5 INCH        KEITH              NE   PUBLIC

            ESTIMATED 6.5 INCHES ON THE GROUND. WIND GUSTS OF 27 TO
            34 MPH WITH VISIBILITES OF HALF MILE OR LESS.

0631 PM     BLIZZARD         BUTTE                   42.91N 98.85W
04/13/2018                   BOYD               NE   UTILITY COMPANY

            POWER OUTAGE AFFECTING BUTTE. REPORT VIA NPPD
            OUTAGE TRACKER.

0641 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST VALENTINE               42.87N 100.55W
04/13/2018  M59.00 MPH       CHERRY             NE   ASOS

0654 PM     BLIZZARD         ELSIE                   40.85N 101.39W
04/13/2018                   PERKINS            NE   UTILITY COMPANY

            POWER OUTAGES IN AND AROUND ELSIE. REPORT VIA NPPD OUTAGE
            TRACKER.

0707 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST BROKEN BOW              41.41N 99.64W
04/13/2018  M59.00 MPH       CUSTER             NE   ASOS

0714 PM     BLIZZARD         2 SE ANSELMO            41.60N 99.84W
04/13/2018                   CUSTER             NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            POWER OUTAGE REPORTED IN THE AREA SINCE APPROXIMATED
            515PM CDT.

0714 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 27 S VALENTINE          42.48N 100.55W
04/13/2018  M60.00 MPH       CHERRY             NE   PARK/FOREST SRVC

            RAWS STATION

0800 PM     BLIZZARD         THEDFORD                41.98N 100.57W
04/13/2018                   THOMAS             NE   PUBLIC

            REPORT AND PHOTO VIA SOCIAL MEDIA OF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
            WITH ZERO VISIBILITY IN TOWN.

0826 PM     BLIZZARD         3 W ARNOLD              41.42N 100.25W
04/13/2018                   CUSTER             NE   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            HIGH WINDS HAVE BLOWN A SEMI OVER ON HWY 92. REPORT VIA
            NDOT.

0842 PM     BLIZZARD         INMAN                   42.38N 98.53W
04/13/2018                   HOLT               NE   UTILITY COMPANY

            POWER OUTAGES IN AND AROUND INMAN. REPORT VIA NPPD OUTAGE
            TRACKER.

0847 PM     BLIZZARD         8 WSW CALLAWAY          41.25N 100.06W
04/13/2018                   CUSTER             NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS WITH VISIBILITY LESS THAN 500
            FEET.

0908 PM     BLIZZARD         1 ENE NORTH PLATTE      41.14N 100.75W
04/13/2018                   LINCOLN            NE   ASOS

            ASOS VISIBILITY IS 1/4 MILE. EYE LEVEL VISIBILITY 100
            YARDS.

0920 PM     BLIZZARD         4 W BURWELL             41.78N 99.21W
04/13/2018                   GARFIELD           NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ROADS ARE SNOW/ICE COVERED. ZERO VISIBILITY

0921 PM     BLIZZARD         IMPERIAL                40.52N 101.64W
04/13/2018                   CHASE              NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            TOTAL SNOW OF 4 INCHES ESTIMATED THUS FAR, STILL SNOWING.
            ZERO VISIBILITY WITH POWER RESTORED.

0922 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST VALENTINE               42.87N 100.55W
04/13/2018  M64.00 MPH       CHERRY             NE   ASOS

0930 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST IMPERIAL                40.52N 101.64W
04/13/2018  M61.00 MPH       CHASE              NE   ASOS

0931 PM     BLIZZARD         ATKINSON                42.53N 98.98W
04/13/2018                   HOLT               NE   UTILITY COMPANY

            POWER OUTAGES IN AND AROUND ATKINSON. REPORT VIA NPPD
            OUTAGE TRACKER.

1014 PM     BLIZZARD         OGALLALA                41.13N 101.72W
04/13/2018                   KEITH              NE   UTILITY COMPANY

            POWER OUTAGES REPORTED ALONG A BIG SPRINGS TO OGALLALA
            LINE, AFFECTING BRULE THE HARDEST. REPORT VIA NPPD OUTAGE
            TRACKER.

1017 PM     HEAVY SNOW       10 NE OSHKOSH           41.51N 102.21W
04/13/2018  E7.0 INCH        GARDEN             NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            STILL SNOWING WITH VISBY UNDER 1/4 MI

1115 PM     BLIZZARD         1 ENE NORTH PLATTE      41.14N 100.75W
04/13/2018                   LINCOLN            NE   ASOS

            ASOS VISIBLITY 1/4 MILE, EYE LEVEL VISIBILITY 100 YARDS
            OR LESS IN HEAVY BLOWING SNOW.

1200 AM     SNOW             3 ENE NORTH PLATTE      41.15N 100.72W
04/14/2018  M4.0 INCH        LINCOLN            NE   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

1206 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST 4 E NORTH PLATTE        41.13N 100.69W
04/14/2018  M58.00 MPH       LINCOLN            NE   ASOS

1232 AM     HEAVY SNOW       VALENTINE               42.87N 100.55W
04/14/2018  M6.9 INCH        CHERRY             NE   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

0203 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST BROKEN BOW              41.41N 99.64W
04/14/2018  M64.00 MPH       CUSTER             NE   ASOS

0500 AM     HEAVY SNOW       W VALENTINE             42.87N 100.55W
04/14/2018  E11.0 INCH       CHERRY             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            11 INCHES OF SNOWFALL AS OF 5AM CDT. OVER 3 FOOT SNOW
            DRIFTS. 0.82 INCHES OF LIQUID PRECIPITATION, 0.11 INCHES
            OF THIS IS RAINFALL.

0600 AM     SNOW             KINGSLEY DAM            41.21N 101.66W
04/14/2018  E5.0 INCH        KEITH              NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            5.0 INCHES OF SNOW WITH 0.52 INCHES OF LIQUID
            PRECIPITATION.

0700 AM     SNOW             8 WSW CALLAWAY          41.25N 100.06W
04/14/2018  E4.0 INCH        CUSTER             NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            ESTIMATED 3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW AS OF 7AM CDT.

0700 AM     BLIZZARD         2 SE ANSELMO            41.60N 99.84W
04/14/2018                   CUSTER             NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            DRIFT 1 1/2 FEET DEEP. LIQUID PRECIPITATION OF 1.10
            INCHES.

0700 AM     SNOW             LISCO                   41.50N 102.62W
04/14/2018  M7.5 INCH        GARDEN             NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

0700 AM     SNOW             KILGORE                 42.94N 100.96W
04/14/2018  M5.0 INCH        CHERRY             NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

0700 AM     BLIZZARD         8 WSW CALLAWAY          41.25N 100.06W
04/14/2018                   CUSTER             NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            ESTIMATED 3 TO 5 INCHES AS OF 7AM CDT.5 FOOT DRIFTS, LOST
            ELECTRICITY.

0800 AM     SNOW             NEWPORT                 42.60N 99.33W
04/14/2018  E14.0 INCH       ROCK               NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            14 INCHES OF SNOWFALL AS OF 8AM, STILL SNOWING. 2.19
            INCHES OF LIQUID PRECIPITATION.

0800 AM     SNOW             BUTTE                   42.91N 98.85W
04/14/2018  M10.3 INCH       BOYD               NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

0832 AM     BLIZZARD         BASSETT                 42.58N 99.54W
04/14/2018                   ROCK               NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            OBSERVER REPORTING 8.5 INCHES OF SNOW WITH ESITMATED 3 OR
            4 FOOT DRIFTS. WHITE OUT CONDITIONS.

0834 AM     BLIZZARD         7 SW AMELIA             42.16N 99.06W
04/14/2018                   HOLT               NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY WITH SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.
            ESTIMATED 2-3 INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION.

0834 AM     BLIZZARD         ATKINSON                42.53N 98.98W
04/14/2018                   HOLT               NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            OBSERVER REPORTING 7.0 INCHES OF SNOW WITH 3-4 FEET
            DRIFTS. 1.10 INCHES OF MOISTURE WITH THE SYSTEM. WHITE
            OUT CONDITIONS.

0850 AM     SNOW             10 NE OSHKOSH           41.51N 102.21W
04/14/2018  M8.0 INCH        GARDEN             NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            8.0 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WITH 0.80 INCHES OF PRECIPITAION.


0856 AM     BLIZZARD         ONEILL                  42.46N 98.65W
04/14/2018                   HOLT               NE   BROADCAST MEDIA

            ESTIMATED 4 INCHES OF SNOW HAS FALLEN. REPORTS OF
            NUMEROUS POWER POLES DOWN AROUND THE COUNTY.

0856 AM     BLIZZARD         BROKEN BOW              41.02N 100.37W
04/14/2018                   LINCOLN            NE   BROADCAST MEDIA

            MEDIA REPORTING AS MUCH AS A THIRD OF THE CUSTER POWER
            DISTICT IS WITHOUT POWER. NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS DUE TO ICY
            ROADS AND ZERO VISIBILITY. ESTIMATED 4-5 INCHES OF SNOW
            ACCUMULATIONS WITH 2-3 FOOT DRIFTS.

0912 AM     BLIZZARD         TAYLOR                  41.77N 99.38W
04/14/2018                   LOUP               NE   EMERGENCY MNGR

            SHERIFF REPORTING 2-3 FOOT DRIFTS ACROSS HIGHWAYS WITH AN
            ESITMATED 3-4 INCHES OF SNOW. ZERO VISIBILITY.

0923 AM     BLIZZARD         AINSWORTH               42.55N 99.86W
04/14/2018                   BROWN              NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            ESTIMATED 8 INCHES OF SNOW WITH KNEE OR WAIST HIGH
            DRIFTS. ZERO VISIBILITY.

0924 AM     BLIZZARD         10 S NORTH PLATTE       40.99N 100.77W
04/14/2018                   LINCOLN            NE   NWS EMPLOYEE

            CURRENTLY ZERO VISIBILITY WITH SIGNIFICAND DRIFTS ROADS.
            SOME COUNTY ROADS ARE IMPASSABLE.

0930 AM     BLIZZARD         AINSWORTH               42.55N 99.86W
04/14/2018                   BROWN              NE   BROADCAST MEDIA

            REPORT OF WELL OVER A FOOT A SNOW, RURAL CUSTOMERS
            WITHOUT POWER. POWER LINES DOWN NEAR ROSE. PARTS OF BROWN
            AND CHERRY COUNTY WITHOUT POWER.

1000 AM     SNOW             3 ENE NORTH PLATTE      41.15N 100.72W
04/14/2018  M5.5 INCH        LINCOLN            NE   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

            AS OF 10 AM CDT 5.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL AT THE OFFICE.

1004 AM     BLIZZARD         BIG SPRINGS             41.06N 102.07W
04/14/2018                   DEUEL              NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            ESTIMATED 7-10 SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WITH 6 FOOT DRIFTS AND
            ZERO VISIBILITY. NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS ACROSS DEUEL AND
            KEITH COUNTIES. STRANDED MOTORISTS ON HIGHWAY 138 AND THE
            INTERSTATE. NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES.

1013 AM     BLIZZARD         BIG SPRINGS             41.06N 102.07W
04/14/2018                   DEUEL              NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WHITE OUT CONDITIONS, 8-10 FOOT DRIFTS WITH ESTIMATE FOOT
            OF SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. ZERO VISIBILITY YESTERDAY
            AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT. POWER IS OUT AS OF 2100 LAST
            NIGHT.

1035 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST BROKEN BOW              41.41N 99.64W
04/14/2018  M61.00 MPH       CUSTER             NE   ASOS

1043 AM     BLIZZARD         1 S NORTH PLATTE        41.12N 100.77W
04/14/2018                   LINCOLN            NE   PUBLIC

            REPORTS OF CARS IN DITCHES AND WHITE OUT CONDITIONS.

1045 AM     SNOW             ELSIE                   40.85N 101.39W
04/14/2018  E2.0 INCH        PERKINS            NE   PUBLIC

            REPORT VIA SOCIAL MEDIA OF 2 INCHES OF SNOW.

1128 AM     SNOW             6 N GORDON              42.89N 102.20W
04/14/2018  M6.5 INCH        SHERIDAN           NE   CO-OP OBSERVER

            6.5 INCHES STORM TOTALS WITH 0.86 INCHES OF LIQUID
            PRECIPITATION AND 3 FOOT SNOW DRIFTS.


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