A late winter storm dropped snow across a large part of Nebraska and eastern Kansas beginning during the afternoon on February 27th, and continuing into the early morning on February 28th. Following the storm system, cold arctic air arrived February 28th, leaving many locations with morning lows a few degrees either side of zero. Locally, the coldest spot the morning of February 28th was at the Ord Evelyn Sharp Airfield, with an early morning temperature of 9 degrees below zero. To add insult to injury, northwest winds of 10 to 15 mph put a bite in the air, leaving many locations with wind chill readings in the teens below zero to lower 20's below zero during the early morning.
The map below illustrates the snowfall totals. The visible satellite image from Saturday, February 28th depicts the snow field.
(Click on the images to enlarge.)
The table below provides the two-day snowfall totals across our region...
|Location||Storm Total Snowfall - Inches|
|Saint Paul 4N||3.0|
|Clay Center 6ESE||1.5|
|Blue Hill 4S||1.0|