Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State NEBRASKA
County/Area HOOKER
WFO LBF
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-04-14 12:00:00.0 MST-7
End Date 2011-04-15 09:00:00.0 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 An intense spring storm system tracked across western and north central Nebraska on April 14th and 15th, 2011. As cold air was drawn into the system, light snow accumulations began in Sheridan county the morning of April 14th, with rain changing to snow in adjacent western counties by early afternoon. By 3 pm CDT, western counties changed over to light and moderate snow, and after 5 pm, heavy snow began over much of the area west of a line from Cody in Cherry county through Hayes Center in Hayes county. Visibilities, particularly near and east of highway 61 were a half mile or less and frequently a quarter mile or less through the evening hours. These areas received the heaviest snowfall with 10 inches of snowfall common with as much as 16 inches at Paxton in eastern Keith county. North winds of 30 to 45 mph developed across southwestern into west central Nebraska by late afternoon, creating blizzard conditions into the overnight hours. Interstate 80 was closed for nearly 17 hours between North Platte and Sidney from about 9 pm Thursday until 245 pm Friday. Dozens of motorists were stranded along the interstate, especially between Paxton and Ogallala within a construction zone. Other motorists were reported stranded on highways 2 and 92 as well. Snow drifts as high as 4 to 5 feet were reported.
Event Narrative Heavy snow combined with northwest winds of 20 to 35 mph to create blowing snow with visibilities below a half mile at times during the evening and overnight hours on April 14th across Hooker County. Snowfall amounts of 6 to 9 inches fell across Hooker 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
SHERIDAN (ZONE) SHERIDAN (ZONE) NE 04/14/2011 12:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARDEN (ZONE) GARDEN (ZONE) NE 04/14/2011 12:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) NE 04/14/2011 12:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOOKER (ZONE) HOOKER (ZONE) NE 04/14/2011 12:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WESTERN CHERRY (ZONE) WESTERN CHERRY (ZONE) NE 04/14/2011 13:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KEITH (ZONE) KEITH (ZONE) NE 04/14/2011 15:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PERKINS (ZONE) PERKINS (ZONE) NE 04/14/2011 15:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARTHUR (ZONE) ARTHUR (ZONE) NE 04/14/2011 15:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYES (ZONE) HAYES (ZONE) NE 04/14/2011 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCPHERSON (ZONE) MCPHERSON (ZONE) NE 04/14/2011 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOGAN (ZONE) LOGAN (ZONE) NE 04/14/2011 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHASE (ZONE) CHASE (ZONE) NE 04/14/2011 15:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) NE 04/14/2011 16:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWN (ZONE) BROWN (ZONE) NE 04/14/2011 21:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTERN CHERRY (ZONE) EASTERN CHERRY (ZONE) NE 04/14/2011 21:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THOMAS (ZONE) THOMAS (ZONE) NE 04/14/2011 21:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K