Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Ice Storm
State NEBRASKA
County/Area HOWARD
WFO GID
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2006-12-29 18:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2006-12-31 00:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 3.00M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A wide variety of significant winter weather began impacting portions of south central Nebraska during the day on Friday (12/29) and continued through Saturday night (12/30), before exiting the area on Sunday (12/31). Freezing rain, sleet, and snow began Friday afternoon in portions of Dawson county, with snowfall amounts as high as 9 inches. By Friday night most of the precipitation had turned to sleet and freezing rain, pressing further east to around highway 281. This led to significant ice accumulations which continued through Saturday night. The areas just west of Grand Island and Hastings received significant ice accrual from the storm, with up to an inch of ice reported from Wood River and Juniata. Many locations received at least one half inch of ice. The deposits of ice have caused widespread tree damage, along with power outages, and damage to power lines and poles. Snowfall reports up to Sunday morning showed the heaviest snowfall fell west of a line from Greeley to Alma. Several small towns were running via generators. The town of Holdrege was expecting to finally have the transmission lines repaired and switched from generator to commercial power on January 17.
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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 70.700M 0.00K
PHELPS (ZONE) PHELPS (ZONE) NE 12/29/2006 12:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 10.000M 0.00K
GOSPER (ZONE) GOSPER (ZONE) NE 12/29/2006 12:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
FURNAS (ZONE) FURNAS (ZONE) NE 12/29/2006 12:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
DAWSON (ZONE) DAWSON (ZONE) NE 12/29/2006 12:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
BUFFALO (ZONE) BUFFALO (ZONE) NE 12/29/2006 12:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.000M 0.00K
SHERMAN (ZONE) SHERMAN (ZONE) NE 12/29/2006 12:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
HARLAN (ZONE) HARLAN (ZONE) NE 12/29/2006 12:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
VALLEY (ZONE) VALLEY (ZONE) NE 12/29/2006 12:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) NE 12/29/2006 18:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 10.000M 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) NE 12/29/2006 18:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
MERRICK (ZONE) MERRICK (ZONE) NE 12/29/2006 18:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 4.000M 0.00K
NANCE (ZONE) NANCE (ZONE) NE 12/29/2006 18:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) NE 12/29/2006 18:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 3.000M 0.00K
KEARNEY (ZONE) KEARNEY (ZONE) NE 12/29/2006 18:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 10.000M 0.00K
GREELEY (ZONE) GREELEY (ZONE) NE 12/29/2006 18:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
HOWARD (ZONE) HOWARD (ZONE) NE 12/29/2006 18:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 3.000M 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) NE 12/29/2006 18:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 6.000M 0.00K
NUCKOLLS (ZONE) NUCKOLLS (ZONE) NE 12/30/2006 00:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) NE 12/30/2006 00:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
YORK (ZONE) YORK (ZONE) NE 12/30/2006 00:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
POLK (ZONE) POLK (ZONE) NE 12/30/2006 00:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
HAMILTON (ZONE) HAMILTON (ZONE) NE 12/30/2006 00:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 4.000M 0.00K
FILLMORE (ZONE) FILLMORE (ZONE) NE 12/30/2006 00:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 70.700M 0.00K