The latest from the National Weather Service on another potent storm system… still a large variance on snowfall amounts but a blizzard warning is in effect from 1 pm CT Wednesday, April 10th, through 5 am CT on Friday, April 12th. Confidence is increasing. The highest confidence for heavy accumulating snow is across the eastern Panhandle, west central NE, and northern NE. Elsewhere, confidence in snow totals is medium-high due to transition timing and precipitation type that increases the forecast difficulty. High confidence in winds. Low-medium confidence in icing
Impacts include: heavy accumulating snow, whiteout conditions from falling and blowing snow, travel that could be very difficult to extremely dangerous, and conditions dangerous to livestock. This storm system will bring moderate to heavy snow, strong winds as high as high as 60 mph, blowing snow with low visibilities, light ice accumulations, and much colder air.
Sheridan-Eastern Cherry-Keya Paha-Western Cherry-
Including the cities of Gordon, Rushville, Valentine, Springview, Cody, Eli, Merriman, and Kilgore
257 PM CDT Tue Apr 9 2019 /157 PM MDT Tue Apr 9 2019/
…BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ WEDNESDAY TO 5 AM CDT /4 AM MDT/ FRIDAY…
* WHAT…Blizzard conditions are likely with total snow accumulations of 10 to 23 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds will gust as high as 60 mph.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.
A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.
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