Yes, It Snowed Again (January 2nd)

One to four inches of fluffy snow fell across portions of south central Nebraska and north central Kansas, mainly between the daytime hours on Saturday, January 2nd, and the morning of Sunday, January 3rd.  The snow fell in two different waves, one during the day, and the second overnight.  Grand Island accumulated the most snow, with 4.3 inches falling.  With this additional 4.3 inches of snowfall for Grand Island, the seasonal snowfall total now stands at 33.9 inches, or 1.1 inches above the seasonal average snowfall amount of 32.8 inches. 

The radar loop below is from the first wave of snow, roughly from 11 am, January 2nd to 3 pm, January 2nd.  Based on the radar, one can see the snow band oriented in the Grand Island area for several hours.


Snowfall amounts from NWS Cooperative Observers, NERain, and CoCoRAHs, are shown on the map below.  The 24 hour snowfall amounts are from 6 am January 2nd, to 6 am January 3rd.  Click on the map to enlarge.

The table below lists some of the higher snowfall amounts.

Snowfall and Precipitation (Inches)

January 2, 2009

Location Snowfall Precipitation
Grand Island 4.3 0.24
Fullerton 3.0 0.08
Shelby 3NE 2.4 0.16
Fairmont 2.0 0.11
Osceola 2.0 0.13
Hastings 1.9 0.04

The new snowfall on top of the snowfall which fell during December 2009, has led to some signifcant snow depths as indicated on the map below.  Click on the map to enlarge.

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