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Event Winter Weather
State NEBRASKA
County/Area HOWARD
WFO GID
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-02-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-02-01 21:00:00.0 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 January 31st 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. Areas of mainly light snow continued into Tuesday February 1st, with storm total accumulations generally ranging from 1-3 inches west of the Highway 281 corridor, and 2-4 inches to the east. However, the primary story on the 1st became widespread visibility restrictions and at least minor drifting from blowing snow, thanks to strong north winds sustained at speeds to around 30 MPH and gusts to over 40 MPH. Near-blizzard conditions were noted for several hours during the day, especially along and east of Highway 281 where visibilities in the 1/4 to 1/2 mile range were common. In addition to snowfall impacts, Feb. 1st ended up being one of the coldest days of the winter across South Central Nebraska, both in terms of actual air temperature and wind chill readings. Actual high temperatures on the 1st only registered between 6-10 degrees, and when factoring in the winds, several automated stations such as Hastings, Ord, Lexington and Kearney recorded wind chills between -30 to -35 during the morning.
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
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAMILTON (ZONE) HAMILTON (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOWARD (ZONE) HOWARD (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FILLMORE (ZONE) FILLMORE (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THAYER (ZONE) THAYER (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YORK (ZONE) YORK (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERRICK (ZONE) MERRICK (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NUCKOLLS (ZONE) NUCKOLLS (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POLK (ZONE) POLK (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO (ZONE) BUFFALO (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NANCE (ZONE) NANCE (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KEARNEY (ZONE) KEARNEY (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PHELPS (ZONE) PHELPS (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VALLEY (ZONE) VALLEY (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARLAN (ZONE) HARLAN (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAWSON (ZONE) DAWSON (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 02:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO (ZONE) BUFFALO (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 02:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 02:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PHELPS (ZONE) PHELPS (ZONE) NE 02/01/2011 03:30 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K