|It's Christmas and We're Having a Blizzard!|
Blizzard conditions are expected across Nebraska and far northern Kansas tonight. A Blizzard Warning is posted for all of south central Nebraska and Phillips, Smith and Jewell Counties in north central Kansas until 6:00 A.M. Saturday. Do not travel until this storm passes! Highways are already closed or impassable in parts of the area.
The harshest conditions will be across south central Nebraska and extreme northern Kansas through tonight. Here is what you should expect:
Though slightly less severe, very hazardous conditions will prevail across the part of north central Kansas south of U.S. Highway 24. A Winter Weather Advisory is posted until 6:00 P.M. Saturday for Rooks, Osborne and Mitchell counties. Here is what you can expect in those areas:
Reduced visibilities with light snow and blowing snow. Visibilities may be down to one-half mile or less at times.
Top winds have been over 50 mph at several locations. The strongest winds will continue into early this evening. Here is a list of highest wind gusts through 2:30 P.M.
|Hastings Airport||58 mph at 1:46 pm|
|Grand Island Airport||54 mph at 3:13 pm|
|Aurora Airport||54 mph at 2:10 pm|
|Ord Airport||53 mph at 3:22 pm|
|Holdrege Airport||51 mph at 2:50 pm|
|Lexington Airport||50 mph at 4:10 pm|
|Phillispburg, KS Airport||47 mph at 4:00 pm|
|Kearney Airport||46 mph at 2:55 pm|
|Smith Center, KS Airport||44 mph at 3:00 pm|