A New Blanket of White 

An upper level trough of low pressure swung across Nebraska and Kansas on February 12th and 13th, 2007.  This weather system produced widespread snow across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. The snowfall amounts from reporting locations, along with water equivalent from the snowfall are reported, along with snow depths in the tables below.

MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE FOR S CEN NE/N CEN KS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
1108 AM CST TUE FEB 13 2007  
  
.BR GID 0213 C DH07/TX/TN/PPD/SF/SD  
  
: COOPERATIVE OBSERVATIONS  
: VALUES ARE FOR THE PREVIOUS 24 HOURS ENDING AT 7 AM LOCAL TIME  
:  
:                                                 SNOW / SNOW  
:SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA      MAX / MIN  / PCPN  / FALL / DEPTH  
:  
AURN1:  AURORA            :   31 /   5  / 0.07  /  2.0 /  2  
CCRN1:  CLAY CENTER       :   32 /   7  / 0.08  /  4.0 /  4  
FRMN1:  FAIRMONT          :   31 /   6  / 0.12  /  3.0 /  4  
FKNN1:  FRANKLIN #2       :   33 /   8  / 0.26  /  2.5 /  3  
GREN1:  GREELEY           :   29 /   1  / 0.13  /  4.0 /  6  
HBRN1:  HEBRON            :   33 /  13  / 0.44  /  4.8 /  5  
KRNN1:  KEARNEY 4NE       :   31 /   4  / 0.08  /  1.2 /  1  
LUPN1:  LOUP CITY         :   30 /   3  / 0.05  /  2.0 /  4  
MINN1:  MINDEN            :   25 /   2  / 0.08  /  1.5 /  2  
OSCN1:  OSCEOLA           :   31 /   7  / 0.33  /  3.0 /  5  
OXFN1:  OXFORD 6NNW       :   32 /   5  / 0.11  /  1.6 /  4  
SRRN1:  SUPERIOR          :   33 /  10  / 0.53  /  5.1 /  5  
YORN1:  YORK              :   35 /  10  / 0.18  /  2.0 /  2  
:  
:                                                 SNOW / SNOW  
:NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS        MAX / MIN  / PCPN  / FALL / DEPTH  
:  
ATNK1:  ALTON 1W          :   34 /  10  / 0.32  /  3.0 /  3  
BROK1:  BURR OAK          :   33 /  10  / 0.39  /  4.5 /  5  
PLNK1:  PLAINVILLE 4WNW   :   32 /   8  / 0.33  /  3.0 /  3  
SMCK1:  SMITH CENTER      :   33 /   8  / 0.37  /  4.2 /  4  
.END  
  
.BR GID  0213  C DH07/PPD/SF/SD  
  
:SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA PRECIPITATION STATIONS  
:MISSING OR INCOMPLETE DATA MEANS THE STATION DID NOT REPORT  
:OR DATA IS UNAVAILABLE  
:................................................................  
:       STATION            24-HR  / SNOW / SNOW  
:        NAME              PRECIP / FALL / DEPTH  
:................................................................  
  
ARCN1:  ARCADIA          :   0.22 /  3.0 /  7  
ASHN1:  ASHTON           :   0.15 /  2.0 /  4  
BLGN1:  BELGRADE         :   0.14 /  3.0 /  4  
BLUN1:  BLUE HILL 4SW    :   0.46 /  4.0 /  4  
BNGN1:  BRUNING          :   0.58 /  6.0 /  6  
CMBN1:  CAMBRIDGE        :   0.05 /  1.0 /  9  
CLTN1:  CARLETON 3SW     :   0.53 /  7.2 /  7
CLYN1:  CLAY CENTER 6ESE :   0.31 /  3.5 /  4  
COZN1:  COZAD 2S         :   0.12 /  2.0 /  5  
ELWN1:  ELWOOD 8S        :   0.10 /  1.5 /  2  
FLTN1:  FULLERTON        :   0.14 /  0.3 /  3  
GEON1:  GENOA            :   0.16 /  2.0 /  2  
GDRN1:  GUIDE ROCK       :   0.62 /  6.0 /  6  
HLDN1:  HOLDREGE         :   0.14 /  1.0 /  2  
MMLN1:  MILLER           :   0.09 /  2.3 /  2  
NAPN1:  NAPONEE          :   0.18 /  2.2 /  2  
NRLN1:  NORTH LOUP       :   0.25 /  2.2 /  4  
ORDN1:  ORD              :   0.20 /  3.0 /  6  
ORNN1:  ORLEANS          :   0.20 /  2.0 /  3  
SHLN1:  SHELBY 3NE       :   0.24 /  3.4 /  5  
STPN1:  ST PAUL 4N       :   0.11 /  3.0 /  4  
WLSN1:  WILSONVILLE      :   0.12 /  2.0 /  4  
WODN1:  WOOD RIVER       :   0.25 /  2.5 /  3  
  
:NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS PRECIPITATION STATIONS  
:MISSING OR INCOMPLETE DATA MEANS THE STATION DID NOT REPORT  
:OR DATA IS UNAVAILABLE  
:................................................................  
:       STATION            24-HR  / SNOW / SNOW  
:        NAME              PRECIP / FALL / DEPTH  
:................................................................  
  
CAWK1:  CAWKER CITY      :   0.42 /  5.5 /  6
DMRK1:  DAMAR            :   0.18 /  1.0 /  1
  
HNTK1:  HUNTER           :   0.73 /  6.0 /  6  
IONK1:  IONIA            :   0.31 /  3.0 /  3  
LBNK1:  LEBANON          :   0.42 /  5.0 /  5  
MANK1:  MANKATO          :   0.44 /  4.0 /  4  
PACK1:  PALCO            :   0.32 /  2.0 /  2  
:  
.END  
  
 

MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE FOR S CEN NE/N CEN KS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
622 AM CST TUE FEB 13 2007  
  
: VALUES REPRESENT YESTERDAY'S HIGHS....LOW OVER THE LAST 12 HOURS  
: AND PRECIPITATION OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 6 AM CST.  
  
.BR GID 0213 C DH00/TX/DH06/TAIRZP/PPD/SF/SD  
:  
:                                                 SNOW / SNOW  
:       STATION              MAX / MIN  / PCPN  / FALL / DEPTH  
:  
AUH  :  AURORA AIRPORT    :   33 /  11  /    M  /      /   
GRI  :  GRAND ISLAND      :   32 /   6  / 0.16  /  2.0 / 2  
HSI  :  HASTINGS AIRPORT  :   32 /   7  / 0.26  /  2.3 / 2  
HJH  :  HEBRON AIRPORT    :   34 /  16  /    M  /      /   
HDE  :  HOLDREGE          :   33 /   8  /    M  /      /   
EAR  :  KEARNEY AIRPORT   :   32 /   7  /    M  /      /   
LXN  :  LEXINGTON         :   33 /   6  /    M  /      /   
ODX  :  ORD AIRPORT       :   33 /   4  /    M  /      /   
JYR  :  YORK AIRPORT      :   32 /  10  /    M  /      /   
K82  :  SMITH CENTER KS   :   34 /  12  /       /      /   
.END  
 

 

The image below depicts a visible satellite image of the recent snow cover across Nebraska and Kansas. The surface observations are overlaid in yellow showing the cold surface temperatures and northerly winds in place at 1100 AM CST on February 13th. The different National Weather Service county warning areas are encased within the bold red lines.

 
 
The image below depicts the 24 hour snowfall total ending at 7 AM on February 13th, across Nebraska and northern Kansas.  This snowfall image is generated by the National Weather Service in Hastings.
  
 


The heaviest snowfall occurred along and south of a line from Cambridge to Hubbell to Hebron, Nebraska - where total snowfall accumulations ranged from 3 to 7 inches. Along and north of Interstate 80 from Lexington to York - snowfall amounts generally ranged from 1 to 4 inches.

The images below depict snowfall that was reported to the Nebraska Rainfall Assessment and Information Network - NeRain, for Nuckolls and Webster counties respectively.


 

 
 
 
The final image below depicts a visible satellite image snapped by a GOES weather satellite at 1030 AM on February 13th over the western United States.  A wide swath of snow extended over the northern and central Plains states, into eastern Colorado.

 Page composition by Steve Carmel

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