A potent winter storm left accumulating snow across all of south central Nebraska and north central Kansas, starting during the afternoon on Friday, December 14 and lasting through the morning hours on Saturday, December 15.

Because the primary track of the upper level storm system was through Kansas, the Sunflower State received the highest snow accumulations, with 8 to 12 inches common across southern portions of Rooks, Osborne and Mitchell Counties, and southward toward the Interstate 70 corridor. Just north of this area...totals of 6 to 7 inches were common from Highway 24 northward to the Nebraska state line.

Accumulations in south central Nebraska ranged from generally 4 to 5 inches along the Kansas border, 2 to 4 inches along and south of Interstate 80, and 1 to 2 inches north of Interstate 80.

Following is a graphic depicting storm total snowfall, followed by an extensive list of snowfall reports submitted to NWS Hastings by cooperative observers, trained spotters and law enforcement:

THE TOTALS BELOW ARE SEPARATED INTO SNOW...AND ICE AND SLEET  
CATEGORIES...THEN BY AMOUNT...AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE  
FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION.  
 
SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT  
 
INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME  
------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------  
12.50   16 SW OSBORNE            KS  OSBORNE          0800 AM  
 
10.00   18 SSE OSBORNE           KS  OSBORNE          0800 AM  
 
10.00   NATOMA                   KS  OSBORNE          0800 AM  
 
  9.00   HUNTER                   KS  MITCHELL         0800 AM  
 
  8.00   4 WNW PLAINVILLE         KS  ROOKS            0650 AM  
 
  7.00   DAMAR                    KS  ROOKS            0800 AM  
 
  7.00   IONIA                    KS  JEWELL           0800 AM  
 
  6.80   BURR OAK                 KS  JEWELL           0800 AM  
 
  6.00   PHILLIPSBURG             KS  PHILLIPS         0800 AM  
 
  6.00   PALCO                    KS  ROOKS            0800 AM  
 
  5.90   BELOIT                   KS  MITCHELL         0800 AM  
 
  5.00   DESHLER                  NE  THAYER           0830 AM  
 
  5.00   LOGAN                    KS  PHILLIPS         0800 AM  
 
  5.00   SMITH CENTER             KS  SMITH            0800 AM  
 
  5.00   2 W ORLEANS              NE  HARLAN           0800 AM  
 
  5.00   MANKATO                  KS  JEWELL           0800 AM  
 
  5.00   GUIDE ROCK               NE  WEBSTER          0715 AM  
 
  4.20   SUPERIOR                 NE  NUCKOLLS         0700 AM  
 
  4.00   NAPONEE                  NE  FRANKLIN         1100 AM  
 
  4.00   BRUNING                  NE  THAYER           0800 AM  
 
  4.00   4 SW BLUE HILL           NE  WEBSTER          0800 AM  
 
  4.00   WILSONVILLE              NE  FURNAS           0800 AM  
 
  4.00   FAIRMONT                 NE  FILLMORE         0720 AM  
 
  4.00   FRANKLIN                 NE  FRANKLIN         0700 AM  
 
  3.80   7 NW OXFORD              NE  FURNAS           0800 AM  
 
  3.50   HOLDREGE                 NE  PHELPS           0830 AM  
 
  3.40   4 N HASTINGS             NE  ADAMS            0600 AM  
           STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL AT NWS HASTINGS THROUGH 600 AM  

  3.10   CAMBRIDGE                NE  FURNAS           0800 AM  
 
  3.00   MINDEN                   NE  KEARNEY          0800 AM  
 
  3.00   6 ESE CLAY CENTER        NE  CLAY             0800 AM  
 
  2.80   4 SE PHILLIPS            NE  HAMILTON         0800 AM  
 
  2.70   1 NNW WOOD RIVER         NE  HALL             0800 AM  
 
  2.50   YORK                     NE  YORK             0700 AM  
 
  2.30   GRAND ISLAND             NE  HALL             0800 AM  
 
  2.20   8 S ELWOOD               NE  GOSPER           0800 AM  
 
  2.20   3 NE SHELBY              NE  POLK             0800 AM  
 
  2.10   CENTRAL CITY             NE  MERRICK          1102 AM  
 
  2.00   GREELEY                  NE  GREELEY          0800 AM  
 
  2.00   FULLERTON                NE  NANCE            0800 AM  
 
  2.00   OSCEOLA                  NE  POLK             0800 AM  
 
  2.00   AURORA                   NE  HAMILTON         0800 AM  
 
  2.00   ASHTON                   NE  SHERMAN          0700 AM  
 
  2.00   LOUP CITY                NE  SHERMAN          0600 AM  
 
  1.90   4 NE KEARNEY             NE  BUFFALO          0800 AM  
 
  1.60   7 NNE GRAND ISLAND       NE  HALL             0600 AM  
 
  1.50   COZAD                    NE  DAWSON           0800 AM  
 
  1.50   ORD                      NE  VALLEY           0800 AM
  


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