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PLATTE COUNTY
National Weather Service -
icon WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
Platte County
Issued - January 31 2015 5:11 am CST
Update - January 31, 2015 1:09pm CST
Expires - February 1 6:00pm CST

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
511 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...POTENT STORM SYSTEM TO AFFECT THE REGION THROUGH SUNDAY...

.A MIX OF SNOW AND RAIN AND SNOW WILL DEVELOP AND SPREAD ACROSS
THE REGION TODAY...CHANGING TO ALL SNOW LATER TODAY AND
TONIGHT...WITH VERY STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW SUNDAY.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 PM CST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY.

• TIMING...A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW THIS
TONIGHT. SOME ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE
POSSIBLE SUNDAY. INITIALLY TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR OR ABOVE
FREEZING WITH FALLING TEMPERATURES TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.

• UNCERTAINTY...PRECIPITATION IS LIKELY...HOWEVER MELTING DURING
THE DAY AND HOW QUICKLY THE PRECIPITATION CHANGES OVER TO ALL
SNOW WILL AFFECT EVENTUAL TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS.

• STORM TOTAL SNOW...ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES.

• WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS TONIGHT WILL BECOME NORTHWEST
20 TO 30 MPH AND GUSTY LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.

• MAIN IMPACT...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND HAZARDOUS.
BLOWING SNOW ON SUNDAY WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND MAKE IT
DIFFICULT TO KEEP THE ROADS CLEAR...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AND
RURAL AREAS.

• OTHER IMPACTS...THE COLD COMBINED WITH THE WIND SUNDAY WILL
LOWER WIND CHILLS TO A RANGE OF 10 ABOVE TO 10 BELOW ZERO
SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.


icon HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
Platte County
Issued - January 31 2015 5:43 am CST
Update - January 31, 2015 1:09pm CST
Expires - January 31 7:45pm CST

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
543 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST
IOWA...EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA...NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHEAST
NEBRASKA.

• DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

MIXED PRECIPITATION...RAIN AND SNOW...SHOULD OCCUR OVER THE AREA
TODAY. SOME LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF A TRACE TO AN INCH OR TWO ARE
POSSIBLE. MUCH OF THIS SHOULD MELT WITH DAYTIME TEMPERATURES AT OR
ABOVE FREEZING.

LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...THE RAIN AND RAIN SNOW MIX
SHOULD CHANGE OVER TO SNOW. ADDITIONAL LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW ARE
LIKELY AS TEMPERATURES FALL TO LOWS IN THE TEENS AND 20S. SNOW AMOUNTS
OF 1 TO 5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE WITH THE LIGHT AMOUNTS NEAR THE
KANSAS BORDER AND HIGH AMOUNTS TOWARD TEKAMAH.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.

• DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

LIGHT SNOW WILL TAPER TO FLURRIES IN THE AFTERNOON...HOWEVER
STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ARE FORECAST TO DEVELOP. THESE WILL RESULT
IN BLOWING SNOW AND COLD WIND CHILLS FROM ZERO TO 15 BELOW ZERO.

THERE ARE ALSO SOME SMALL CHANCES FOR LIGHT SNOW MONDAY AFTERNOON AND
ALSO FROM TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY.

• SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA.