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Event Details

Event Ice Storm
State NEBRASKA
County/Area HOWARD
WFO GID
Begin Date 12/19/2006 15:00:00 CST-6
End Date 12/20/2006 18:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 50.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A major winter storm spun its way onto the plains. With mild temperatures in place at the start of the storm, precipitation began as rain, and pretty much stayed as rain. In fact, freezing rain blanketed the majority of south central Nebraska on the night of the 19th and during the day on the 20th. By the end of the 20th, a fresh coat of ice resulted in broken tree limbs, power lines and power poles, especially along and west of U.S. Highway 281 across south central Nebraska. Some of the worst damage was west of Kearney into Dawson County where some towns didn���t have power for several days. Ironically, roads and sidewalks across the area were not terribly slick as air temperatures near 32 degrees and unseasonably warm ground temperatures combined to limit the surface icing. A small section of south central Nebraska measured 1 to 2 inches of snow toward the end of the event, primarily across Valley, Sherman, northwest Buffalo and northern Dawson counties.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 2.525M 0.00K
MALDEN PORTER CO. IN 04/19/1996 20:40 EST Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAWSON (ZONE) DAWSON (ZONE) NE 12/19/2006 04:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
GOSPER (ZONE) GOSPER (ZONE) NE 12/19/2006 04:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
PHELPS (ZONE) PHELPS (ZONE) NE 12/19/2006 10:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
SHERMAN (ZONE) SHERMAN (ZONE) NE 12/19/2006 15:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO (ZONE) BUFFALO (ZONE) NE 12/19/2006 15:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
HOWARD (ZONE) HOWARD (ZONE) NE 12/19/2006 15:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
KEARNEY (ZONE) KEARNEY (ZONE) NE 12/20/2006 09:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
HAMILTON (ZONE) HAMILTON (ZONE) NE 12/20/2006 12:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
YORK (ZONE) YORK (ZONE) NE 12/20/2006 12:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) NE 12/20/2006 12:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
MERRICK (ZONE) MERRICK (ZONE) NE 12/20/2006 12:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) NE 12/20/2006 12:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 2.525M 0.00K