Snow Returns To Western & North Central Nebraska
Snowfall Reports from November 26th, 2012 

The combination of a mid level trough of low pressure, and an intensification of a thermal gradient in the mid atmosphere - helped to produce a widespread swath of snow across parts of western and north central Nebraska.

The snowfall began on Sunday November 25th, and was tapering off across the region by late morning on Monday November 26th.

Below is a radar image snapshot taken at 245 AM CST Monday morning - depicting the band of snow which was occurring across the region.

Radar snapshot at 245 AM CST on Monday, November 26th 2012


Snow Depth Analysis above, courtesy of NOHRSC

Scaled Snow Precipitation above, courtesy of NOHRSC
Looking west on Highway 12 near Norden
Looking west on Highway 12 to the west of Norden, Nebraska - in Keya Paha County
 
Visible Satellite Image Monday Afternoon, November 26th 2012 
Visible Satellite Image above, from Monday Afternoon, November 26th 2012

SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA  
 
AN INTENSIFICATION OF A TEMPERATURE GRADIENT IN THE MID  
ATMOSPHERE...KNOWN AS FRONTOGENETICAL FORCING...AIDED SNOWFALL  
AMOUNTS WHICH OCCURRED OVERNIGHT THROUGH MID MORNING MONDAY.  
 
THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OCCURRED OVER PARTS OF NORTH CENTRAL  
NEBRASKA...GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 20. SEVEN INCHES  
OF FRESH SNOW WAS REPORTED IN GORDON...VALENTINE...AND 29 MILES  
SOUTH OF VALENTINE. 5 INCHES OF NEW SNOW WAS REPORTED IN CODY AND  
KILGORE...WITH A 4 INCH REPORT IN AINSWORTH. FURTHER SOUTH...SNOW  
AMOUNTS WERE LIGHTER.  
 
BELOW IS A LISTING OF THE SNOWFALL REPORTS RECEIVED BY THE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTH PLATTE THROUGH 1120 AM CST:
 
 
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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  
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7.00 GORDON NE SHERIDAN 0800 AM  
REPORT WAS RELAYED THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA.  
 
7.00 5 W GORDON NE SHERIDAN 0800 AM  
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL WAS 7 INCHES THROUGH 800  
AM CST. REPORT WAS FURNISHED BY A NEBRASKA  
RAINFALL ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION NETWORK  
OBSERVER.  
 
7.00 29 S VALENTINE NE CHERRY 0740 AM  
SOME MELTING HAS OCCURRED.  
 
7.00 VALENTINE NE CHERRY 0600 AM  
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH 600 AM CST WAS 7  
INCHES IN VALENTINE.  
 
5.00 CODY NE CHERRY 0800 AM  
REPORT WAS FURNISHED BY A NEBRASKA RAINFALL  
ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION NETWORK OBSERVER.  
 
5.00 1 NE KILGORE NE CHERRY 0700 AM  
 
4.00 AINSWORTH NE BROWN 0845 AM  
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL SO FAR.  
 
4.00 7 SSW RUSHVILLE NE SHERIDAN 0800 AM  
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH 800 AM CST.  
REPORT WAS FURNISHED BY A NEBRASKA RAINFALL  
ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION NETWORK OBSERVER.  
 
3.70 MULLEN NE HOOKER 0800 AM  
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH 800 AM CST.  
 
3.00 BREWSTER NE BLAINE 0700 AM  
 
2.70 TAYLOR NE LOUP 0800 AM  
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH 800 AM CST.  
 
2.50 2 SW BURWELL NE GARFIELD 0800 AM  
REPORT WAS FURNISHED BY A NEBRASKA RAINFALL  
ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION NETWORK OBSERVER.  
 
2.50 NEWPORT NE ROCK 0800 AM  
24 HOUR SNOWFALL TOTAL THROUGH 800 AM CST.  
 
2.00 8 SW AMELIA NE HOLT 0900 AM  
 
2.00 EMMET NE HOLT 0800 AM  
REPORT WAS FURNISHED BY A NEBRASKA RAINFALL  
ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION NETWORK OBSERVER.  
 
1.50 11 S DUNNING NE CUSTER 0800 AM  
 
1.50 9 NW ANSELMO NE CUSTER 0700 AM  
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH 700 AM CST.  
REPORT WAS FURNISHED BY A NEBRASKA RAINFALL  
ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION NETWORK OBSERVER.  
 
1.30 CHAMBERS NE HOLT 0800 AM  
24 HOUR SNOWFALL THROUGH 800 AM CST.  
 
1.00 9 NW BARTLETT NE WHEELER 0800 AM  
24 HOUR SNOWFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 800 AM CST.  
REPORT WAS FURNISHED BY A NEBRASKA RAINFALL  
ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION NETWORK OBSERVER.  
 
1.00 9 NE BARTLETT NE WHEELER 0800 AM  
REPORT WAS FURNISHED BY A NEBRASKA RAINFALL  
ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION NETWORK OBSERVER.  
 
1.00 2 SE ANSELMO NE CUSTER 0700 AM  
 
1.00 2 NW SPRINGVIEW NE KEYA PAHA 0600 AM  
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL REPORT THROUGH 600 AM  
CST.  
 
0.90 ARNOLD NE CUSTER 0800 AM  
REPORT WAS RELAYED VIA FACEBOOK SOCIAL MEDIA  
REPORT.  
 
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BELOW ARE THE PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORTS RECEIVED FROM A VARIETY  
OF SOURCES...INCLUDING COOPERATIVE WEATHER OBSERVERS...STORM SPOTTERS...  
NEBRASKA RAINFALL ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION NETWORK (NERAIN) OBSERVERS  
AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC:  
 
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.TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON
 
   
.DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.
 
 
..REMARKS..  
 
0600 AM SNOW 2 NW SPRINGVIEW 42.85N 99.78W  
11/26/2012 M1.0 INCH KEYA PAHA NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL REPORT THROUGH 600 AM CST.  
 
0600 AM SNOW VALENTINE 42.87N 100.55W  
11/26/2012 M7.0 INCH CHERRY NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH 600 AM CST WAS 7 INCHES IN  
VALENTINE.  
 
0700 AM SNOW 2 SE ANSELMO 41.60N 99.84W  
11/26/2012 M1.0 INCH CUSTER NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
0700 AM SNOW BREWSTER 41.94N 99.87W  
11/26/2012 M3.0 INCH BLAINE NE LAW ENFORCEMENT  
 
0700 AM SNOW 1 NE KILGORE 42.95N 100.94W  
11/26/2012 M5.0 INCH CHERRY NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
0700 AM SNOW 9 NW ANSELMO 41.71N 99.99W  
11/26/2012 M1.5 INCH CUSTER NE MESONET  
 
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH 700 AM CST. REPORT WAS  
FURNISHED BY A NEBRASKA RAINFALL ASSESSMENT AND  
INFORMATION NETWORK OBSERVER.  
 
0740 AM SNOW 29 S VALENTINE 42.45N 100.55W  
11/26/2012 M7.0 INCH CHERRY NE TRAINED SPOTTER  
 
SOME MELTING HAS OCCURRED.  
 
0800 AM SNOW 11 S DUNNING 41.67N 100.10W  
11/26/2012 M1.5 INCH CUSTER NE PUBLIC  
 
0800 AM SNOW 9 NE BARTLETT 41.98N 98.43W  
11/26/2012 M1.0 INCH WHEELER NE MESONET  
 
REPORT WAS FURNISHED BY A NEBRASKA RAINFALL ASSESSMENT  
AND INFORMATION NETWORK OBSERVER.  
 
0800 AM SNOW 5 W GORDON 42.81N 102.30W  
11/26/2012 M7.0 INCH SHERIDAN NE MESONET  
 
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL WAS 7 INCHES THROUGH 800 AM CST.  
REPORT WAS FURNISHED BY A NEBRASKA RAINFALL ASSESSMENT  
AND INFORMATION NETWORK OBSERVER.  
 
0800 AM SNOW MULLEN 42.04N 101.04W  
11/26/2012 M3.7 INCH HOOKER NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH 800 AM CST.  
 
0800 AM SNOW TAYLOR 41.77N 99.38W  
11/26/2012 E2.7 INCH LOUP NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH 800 AM CST.  
 
0800 AM SNOW 9 NW BARTLETT 41.98N 98.68W  
11/26/2012 M1.0 INCH WHEELER NE MESONET  
 
24 HOUR SNOWFALL TOTAL ENDING AT 800 AM CST. REPORT WAS  
FURNISHED BY A NEBRASKA RAINFALL ASSESSMENT AND  
INFORMATION NETWORK OBSERVER.  
 
0800 AM SNOW ARNOLD 41.42N 100.19W  
11/26/2012 M0.9 INCH CUSTER NE PUBLIC  
 
REPORT WAS RELAYED VIA FACEBOOK SOCIAL MEDIA REPORT.  
 
0800 AM SNOW NEWPORT 42.60N 99.33W  
11/26/2012 M2.5 INCH ROCK NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
24 HOUR SNOWFALL TOTAL THROUGH 800 AM CST.  
 
0800 AM SNOW CHAMBERS 42.21N 98.75W  
11/26/2012 M1.3 INCH HOLT NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
24 HOUR SNOWFALL THROUGH 800 AM CST.  
 
0800 AM SNOW GORDON 42.81N 102.20W  
11/26/2012 M7.0 INCH SHERIDAN NE PUBLIC  
 
REPORT WAS RELAYED THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA.  
 
0800 AM SNOW EMMET 42.48N 98.81W  
11/26/2012 M2.0 INCH HOLT NE MESONET  
 
REPORT WAS FURNISHED BY A NEBRASKA RAINFALL ASSESSMENT  
AND INFORMATION NETWORK OBSERVER.  
 
0800 AM SNOW CODY 42.94N 101.25W  
11/26/2012 M5.0 INCH CHERRY NE PUBLIC  
 
REPORT WAS FURNISHED BY A NEBRASKA RAINFALL ASSESSMENT  
AND INFORMATION NETWORK OBSERVER.  
 
0800 AM SNOW 2 SW BURWELL 41.76N 99.16W  
11/26/2012 M2.5 INCH GARFIELD NE PUBLIC  
 
REPORT WAS FURNISHED BY A NEBRASKA RAINFALL ASSESSMENT  
AND INFORMATION NETWORK OBSERVER.  
 
0800 AM SNOW 7 SSW RUSHVILLE 42.62N 102.52W  
11/26/2012 M4.0 INCH SHERIDAN NE MESONET  
 
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH 800 AM CST. REPORT WAS  
FURNISHED BY A NEBRASKA RAINFALL ASSESSMENT AND  
INFORMATION NETWORK OBSERVER.  
 
0845 AM SNOW AINSWORTH 42.55N 99.86W  
11/26/2012 M4.0 INCH BROWN NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL SO FAR.  
 
0900 AM SNOW 8 SW AMELIA 42.15N 99.07W  
11/26/2012 M2.0 INCH HOLT NE CO-OP OBSERVER

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