...LAST WEEKS WINTER STORM EASILY A 100-YEAR STORM...

WHILE THE MARCH 18TH THROUGH 22ND WINTER STORM MAY NOT
QUALIFY AS A DROUGHT BUSTER...IT DOES EASILY QUALIFY AS A 100-YEAR
SNOW EVENT FOR SEVERAL LOCATIONS ACROSS CENTRAL NEBRASKA.  MANY 24...
48 AND 72-HOUR SNOWFALL RECORDS...AND DAILY SNOW DEPTH RECORDS WERE
SET IN THE RECENT STORM...BLANKING OUT PREVIOUS RECORDS THAT DATED
BACK INTO THE EARLY 1900`S.

THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF MOST OF THE RECORDS FROM THE RECENT
STORM BASED ON AVAILABLE CLIMATE RECORDS:

...GRAND ISLAND...       PERIOD OF RECORD...1895-2006...
...SNOWFALL...    ...2006 STORM...   ...CURRENT OR OLD RECORD...
24 HOUR PERIOD... 17.8 IN. (3/20)      13.0 IN. (3/16/1917)
48 HOUR PERIOD... 20.7 IN. (3/19-20)   15.1 IN. (2/17-18/1984)
72 HOUR PERIOD... 21.3 IN. (3/19-21)   18.0 IN. (3/13-15/1915)

GREATEST DAILY SNOW DEPTH
2006 STORM... 16 IN. 3/21 AND 3/22
CURRENT RECORD... 25 IN. 1/11/1974 AND 1/12/1974

...HASTINGS...           PERIOD OF RECORD...1894-2006...
...SNOWFALL...    ...2006 STORM...   ...CURRENT OR OLD RECORD...
24 HOUR PERIOD... 17.4 IN. (3/20)      14.0 IN. (3/18/1984) *
48 HOUR PERIOD... 20.3 IN. (3/19-20)   17.4 IN. (10/25-26/1997)
72 HOUR PERIOD... 21.2 IN. (3/19-21)   17.4 IN. (10/25-27/1997)

GREATEST DAILY SNOW DEPTH...
2006 STORM... 16 IN. 3/21 AND 3/22
CURRENT RECORD... 25 IN. 1/11/1974 AND 1/12/1974

...KEARNEY...     ...PERIOD OF RECORD...1894-2006...
...SNOWFALL...    ...2006 STORM...   ...CURRENT OR OLD RECORD...
24 HOUR PERIOD... 11.3 IN. (3/20)      16.0 IN. (3/16/1917)
48 HOUR PERIOD... 16.7 IN. (3/19-20)   19.0 IN. (3/13-14/1896)
72 HOUR PERIOD... 16.7 IN. (3/19-21)   20.0 IN. (3/3-5/1915)

GREATEST DAILY SNOW DEPTH
2006 STORM... 13 IN. 3/21/2006
CURRENT RECORD... 22 IN. 1/3-5/1969

...GREELEY...     ...PERIOD OF RECORD...1894-2006...
...SNOWFALL...    ...2006 STORM...   ...CURRENT OR OLD RECORD...
24 HOUR PERIOD... 14.0 IN. (3/21)      22.0 IN. (11/26/1919)
48 HOUR PERIOD... 22.0 IN. (3/20-21)   22.0 IN. (11/26-27/1919)
72 HOUR PERIOD... 30.0 IN. (3/19-21)   22.0 IN. (11/26-28/1919)

GREATEST DAILY SNOW DEPTH
2006 STORM... 28 IN. 3/21/2006
PREVIOUS RECORD... 20 IN. 1/27/1917

...ARCADIA...     ...PERIOD OF RECORD...1893-2006...
...SNOWFALL...    ...2006 STORM...   ...CURRENT OR OLD RECORD...
24 HOUR PERIOD... 12.0 IN. (3/21)      13.0 IN. (11/28/1983)
48 HOUR PERIOD... 18.0 IN. (3/20-21)   15.0 IN. (4/7-8/2003) *
72 HOUR PERIOD... 21.0 IN. (3/19-21)   18.0 IN. (12/4-6/1924)

GREATEST DAILY SNOW DEPTH
2006 STORM... 21 IN. 3/21/2006
PREVIOUS RECORD... 18 IN. 3/15/1960 *

...FULLERTON...   ...PERIOD OF RECORD...1901-2006...
...SNOWFALL...    ...2006 STORM...   ...CURRENT OR OLD RECORD...
24 HOUR PERIOD... 11.0 IN. (3/21)      13.0 IN. (3/2/1948)
48 HOUR PERIOD... 20.0 IN. (3/20-21)   22.0 IN. (3/4-5/1915)
72 HOUR PERIOD... 25.0 IN. (3/19-21)   22.0 IN. (3/4-6/1915)

GREATEST DAILY SNOW DEPTH
2006 STORM... 25 IN. 3/21/2006
PREVIOUS RECORD... 21 IN. 2/6/2004 *

...NORTH LOUP...  ...PERIOD OF RECORD...1895-2006...
...SNOWFALL...    ...2006 STORM...   ...CURRENT OR OLD RECORD...
24 HOUR PERIOD... 10.0 IN. (3/21)      16.0 IN. (11/10/1946)
48 HOUR PERIOD... 16.0 IN. (3/20-21)   18.0 IN. (2/18-19/1984)
72 HOUR PERIOD... 22.0 IN. (3/19-21)   18.0 IN. (2/18-20/1984) **

GREATEST DAILY SNOW DEPTH
2006 STORM... 20 IN. 3/21/2006
PREVIOUS RECORD... 19 IN. 3/14/1960

...SAINT PAUL...  ...PERIOD OF RECORD...1895-2006...
...SNOWFALL...    ...2006 STORM...   ...CURRENT OR OLD RECORD...
24 HOUR PERIOD...  8.0 IN. (3/19)      14.0 IN. (11/27/1983)
48 HOUR PERIOD... 11.0 IN. (3/19-20)   14.0 IN. (11/27-28/1983)
72 HOUR PERIOD... 17.0 IN. (3/19-21)   15.3 IN. (3/3-5/1915)

GREATEST DAILY SNOW DEPTH
2006 STORM...  12 IN. 3/21/2006
CURRENT RECORD...26 IN. 3/6/1915

** AND PREVIOUS YEARS

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LEW



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