Snowfall Reports from December 19th, 2012 

A potent winter storm tracked across western and north central Nebraska on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012.

This storm system brought widespread accumulating snow to the region, along with gusty northerly winds. 

Blizzard conditions were reported with visibility below one quarter mile for prolonged periods of time.  A vehicular accident on Interstate 80, just east of North Platte, occurred around 1230 PM CST on Wednesday.

Numerous reports of blizzard conditions were received by the National Weather Service, Emergency Management, and law enforcement personnel.  

Blizzard conditions were reported in Chase, Hayes, Perkins, Frontier, and Lincoln counties.

Some of the higher storm total snowfall totals follow below:

Location Snowfall
Curtis 1W 8.0 inches
Elsie 14 SE 7.0 inches
Madrid 6.0 inches
Champion 8 W 6.0 inches
Eustis 8 WSW 6.0 inches
Red Willow Dam 6.0 inches
Anselmo 2 SE 6.0 inches
Stapleton 5 W 5.2 inches

(Graphic above produced by Cory Martin)

Visible Satellite Image Depicting Areal Extent of Fresh Snow
Visible Satellite Image Above - Depicting Areal Extent of Fresh Snow

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