Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Blizzard
State NEBRASKA
County/Area DEUEL
WFO LBF
Begin Date 04/04/2009 06:00:00 MST-7
End Date 04/05/2009 08:00:00 MST-7
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A powerful spring storm system tracked northeast from southern Colorado into north central Kansas and eastern Nebraska on April 4th and 5th, 2009. Widespread snow occurred as north winds increased to 30 to 40 mph with gusts over 50 mph at times. Blizzard conditions developed by early afternoon on April 4th and persisted into the early morning hours on April 5th. Snowfall amounts ranged from 6 to 18 inches across north central Nebraska with snowdrifts ranging from 3 to 7 feet. Snowfall of 3 to 6 inches occurred to the south across west central and southwest Nebraska with blizzard conditions. Road closures and power outages were reported in many areas.
Event Narrative Blizzard conditions began across Deuel County by 11 am MST on April 4, 2009. Although snowfall amounts only ranged from 3 to 6 inches, strong north winds of 30 to 40 mph caused considerable blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility to less than a quarter mile during the afternoon and evening hours. This caused the closure of Interstate 80 west of Big Spring at 1121 am MST, which continued through the afternoon and early evening hours.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 495.00K 0.00K
PERKINS (ZONE) PERKINS (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 06:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WESTERN CHERRY (ZONE) WESTERN CHERRY (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 06:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
DEUEL (ZONE) DEUEL (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 06:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOOKER (ZONE) HOOKER (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 06:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
GARDEN (ZONE) GARDEN (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 06:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARTHUR (ZONE) ARTHUR (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 06:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 06:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
SHERIDAN (ZONE) SHERIDAN (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 06:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 70.00K 0.00K
KEITH (ZONE) KEITH (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 06:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTERN CHERRY (ZONE) EASTERN CHERRY (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 70.00K 0.00K
MCPHERSON (ZONE) MCPHERSON (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
BLAINE (ZONE) BLAINE (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CUSTER (ZONE) CUSTER (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 35.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
BOYD (ZONE) BOYD (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
BROWN (ZONE) BROWN (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
GARFIELD (ZONE) GARFIELD (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
KEYA PAHA (ZONE) KEYA PAHA (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHASE (ZONE) CHASE (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 10:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOGAN (ZONE) LOGAN (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
HAYES (ZONE) HAYES (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOLT (ZONE) HOLT (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
LOUP (ZONE) LOUP (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
WHEELER (ZONE) WHEELER (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THOMAS (ZONE) THOMAS (ZONE) NE 04/04/2009 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 495.00K 0.00K