SUMMARY OF NOVEMBER 27-28, 2005 BLIZZARD.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1232 PM CST TUE NOV 29 2005
 
...SUMMARY OF THE MAJOR WINTER STORM FROM SUNDAY AND MONDAY...
 
A MAJOR WINTER STORM SYSTEM MOVED ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY. THE STORM PRODUCED BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...BEGINNING EARLY MONDAY MORNING WHICH LASTED INTO MONDAY EVENING.
 
THE PRECIPITATION BEGAN AS RAIN ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS ON SUNDAY...BUT CHANGED TO SNOW SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. THE CHANGE OVER TO SNOW OCCURRED FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS THE AREA...LEADING TO HIGHER SNOWFALL TOTALS FOR LOCATIONS WEST OF HIGHWAY 281. SNOWFALL TOTALS IN BOTH GRAND ISLAND AND HASTINGS RANGED FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES...WHILE KEARNEY HAD JUST OVER 6 INCHES OF SNOW FROM THE STORM. SOME OTHER SNOWFALL TOTALS INCLUDE:
 
LOCATION                            SNOWFALL TOTAL (IN INCHES)
 
ARCADIA                      6.5
ASHTON                       6.5
COZAD                        8.0 
ELWOOD                       6.5
LEBANON, KS                  3.5
MINDEN                       7.2
ORD                          7.0
PHILLIPSBURG, KS             6.0
PLAINVILLE, KS               5.0
WOOD RIVER                   6.0
 
WHITE OUT CONDITIONS WERE COMMON ON MONDAY AS SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS INCREASED TO 35 TO 45 MPH...WITH SEVERAL LOCATIONS REPORTING WIND GUSTS OF 60 MPH OR GREATER. THE LAST STORM TO IMPACT THE AREA WITH SIMILAR CONDITIONS OCCURRED ON JANUARY 16-17 OF 1996.
 
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HERE ARE SOME SNOW DEPTHS AS OF 6 AM CST TUESDAY MORNING FROM ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.
 
LOCATION                                     SNOW DEPTH (IN INCHES)
 
 
ASHTON                            7
BLUE HILL 4SW                     3
BRUNING                           3
CLAY CENTER 6ESE                  2
COZAD 2S                          8
ELWOOD 8S                         6
FULLERTON                         3
GRAND ISLAND                      3
GREELEY                           9
HASTINGS AIRPORT                  3
KEARNEY 4NE                       4
LOUP CITY                         6
MINDEN                            7
ORD                               7
OSCEOLA                           3
OXFORD 6NNW                       4
ST PAUL 4N                        5
WOOD RIVER                        6
YORK                              2
 
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HERE ARE SOME SNOW DEPTHS AS OF 6 AM CST TUESDAY MORNING FROM ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS.
 
LOCATION                                        SNOW DEPTH (IN INCHES)
 
ALTON 1W                          3
BELOIT                            1
BURR OAK                          1
LEBANON                           3
LONG ISLAND                       5
PHILLIPSBURG                      6
PLAINVILLE 4WNW                   5
SMITH CENTER                      4
 
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THE FOLLOWING ARE THE PEAK WIND GUSTS FROM NOVEMBER 28TH REPORTED BY AUTOMATED REPORTING STATIONS ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS.
 
LOCATION                            WIND SPEED (MPH)
 
AURORA              59 AT 1210 PM
GRAND ISLAND        62 AT 923 AM
HASTINGS            62 AT 1141 AM
HEBRON              46 AT 1250 PM
KEARNEY             60 AT 115 PM
LEXINGTON           60 AT 330 PM
SMITH CENTER        57 AT 255 AM
YORK                54 AT 230 PM
 
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MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING EXPERIMENTAL SNOWFALL MAPS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS CAN BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING WEB PAGE:
 
http://www.weather.gov/hastings


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