Effective: Feb 08 2013 06:30 PM CST

Expires: Feb 11 2013 12:00 AM CST

Warning:

Certainty: Possible

Urgency: Future

Severity: Severe

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY EVENING... .A WINTER STORM WILL MOVE OUT OF THE ROCKIES AND ONTO THE PLAINS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. AS THE THE STORM TRACKS ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW MAY DEVELOP. STRONG NORTH WINDS WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW SUNDAY...LIMITING VISIBILITY AND PRODUCING HAZARDOUS TRAVEL. THE AREA OF CONCERN FOR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS IS GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM OGALLALA...TO STAPLETON...TO O`NEILL. HIGHEST SNOW TOTALS ARE EXPECTED IN THIS AREA WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR 5 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW BY SUNDAY EVENING. SOUTH OF THIS LINE...2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE. STRONG NORTH WINDS...BLOWING SNOW AND LIMITED VISIBILITY WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS SUNDAY IN ALL AREAS. ...BLIZZARD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING... A BLIZZARD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. * TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW FROM WEST TO EAST SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE SUNDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE TAPERING OFF TO FLURRIES SUNDAY EVENING. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...NORTH OF A LINE FROM OGALLALA...TO STAPLETON...TO O`NEILL...5 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE. * WIND...NORTH WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH...WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED AFTER THE RAIN CHANGES TO SNOW. THIS WILL CAUSE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...GREATLY LIMITING VISIBILITY AND MAKING SOME ROADS IMPASSABLE. * IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY HAZARDOUS IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING DUE TO SNOW...STRONG WINDS...BLOWING SNOW...DEEP DRIFTS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY.

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES. THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY DANGEROUS.

Locations Affected: Arthur; Blaine; Boyd; Brown; Deuel; Eastern Cherry; Garden; Grant; Holt; Hooker; Keith; Keya Paha; Logan; Loup; McPherson; Rock; Sheridan; Thomas; Western Cherry

ZIP Codes Affected:

  • 68711 - Amelia, NE
  • 68713 - Atkinson, NE
  • 68714 - Bassett, NE
  • 68719 - Bristow, NE
  • 68722 - Butte, NE
  • 68725 - Chambers, NE
  • 68734 - Emmet, NE
  • 68735 - Ewing, NE
  • 68742 - Inman, NE
  • 68746 - Lynch, NE
  • 68753 - Mills, NE
  • 68755 - Naper, NE
  • 68759 - Newport, NE
  • 68763 - Oneill, NE
  • 68766 - Page, NE
  • 68777 - Spencer, NE
  • 68778 - Springview, NE
  • 68780 - Stuart, NE
  • 68821 - Brewster, NE
  • 68833 - Dunning, NE
  • 68879 - Taylor, NE
  • 69121 - Arthur, NE
  • 69122 - Big Springs, NE
  • 69127 - Brule, NE
  • 69129 - Chappell, NE
  • 69135 - Elsmere, NE
  • 69142 - Halsey, NE
  • 69144 - Keystone, NE
  • 69146 - Lemoyne, NE
  • 69147 - Lewellen, NE
  • 69148 - Lisco, NE
  • 69152 - Mullen, NE
  • 69153 - Ogallala, NE
  • 69154 - Oshkosh, NE
  • 69155 - Paxton, NE
  • 69157 - Purdum, NE
  • 69161 - Seneca, NE
  • 69163 - Stapleton, NE
  • 69166 - Thedford, NE
  • 69167 - Tryon, NE
  • 69190 - Oshkosh, NE
  • 69201 - Valentine, NE
  • 69210 - Ainsworth, NE
  • 69211 - Cody, NE
  • 69212 - Crookston, NE
  • 69214 - Johnstown, NE
  • 69216 - Kilgore, NE
  • 69217 - Long Pine, NE
  • 69218 - Merriman, NE
  • 69219 - Nenzel, NE
  • 69220 - Sparks, NE
  • 69221 - Wood Lake, NE
  • 69333 - Ashby, NE
  • 69335 - Bingham, NE
  • 69340 - Ellsworth, NE
  • 69343 - Gordon, NE
  • 69347 - Hay Springs, NE
  • 69350 - Hyannis, NE
  • 69351 - Lakeside, NE
  • 69360 - Rushville, NE
  • 69365 - Whiteclay, NE
  • 69366 - Whitman, NE