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Event Details

Event Winter Weather
State NEBRASKA
County/Area HOWARD
WFO GID
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-01-31 06:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-01-31 23:59:00.0 CST-6
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 Following a brief warm spell in late January, winter quickly returned to South Central Nebraska on the last day of the month as a large upper level low pressure system carved into the central United States, bringing some of the coldest air of the season with it. On Monday the 31st, the day started out with light freezing drizzle in parts of the area, but mainly for counties near the Kansas border. As the day wore on into the evening, light snow gradually overspread the area from northwest to southeast, with accumulations of 1-3 inches by midnight in some locations. However, the bigger story became increasing north winds, with sustained speeds to around 30 MPH and gusts to over 40 MPH resulting in at least minor drifting and visibility restrictions to less than one half mile. In addition, with temperatures plunging to a few degrees either side of zero, the strong winds ushered in the coldest wind chill temperatures of the season, with places such as Ord reporting a wind chill of 31 degrees below zero just before midnight. The combination of light snow, strong winds and dangerous wind chills continued into February 1st, when near white-out conditions occurred in some areas along and east of the Highway 281 corridor, including around Hastings. Wind chills on the morning of the 1st were commonly around -30 across much of South Central Nebraska. By the time snow ended for good on the 1st, storm total accumulations of 1-3 inches were reported west of the Highway 281 corridor, and 2-4 inches to the east.
Event Narrative Storm total snowfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, combined with strong winds of 25 to 30 mph and gusts approaching 45 mph at times, resulted in reduced visibilities and hazardous travel across the county.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KEARNEY (ZONE) KEARNEY (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 04:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THAYER (ZONE) THAYER (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 04:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 04:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POLK (ZONE) POLK (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 04:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YORK (ZONE) YORK (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 04:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 04:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAMILTON (ZONE) HAMILTON (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 04:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NUCKOLLS (ZONE) NUCKOLLS (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 04:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 04:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FILLMORE (ZONE) FILLMORE (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 04:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 04:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 04:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PHELPS (ZONE) PHELPS (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERRICK (ZONE) MERRICK (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOWARD (ZONE) HOWARD (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARLAN (ZONE) HARLAN (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO (ZONE) BUFFALO (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NANCE (ZONE) NANCE (ZONE) NE 01/31/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K