Snow Event Summary, Jan. 19, 2011


Winter Storm

January 19, 2011


Left Photo:  Snow Covered Tree outside WFO Hastings  
(taken January 20, 2011)           


An upper level storm system moved into the region from the northwest on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, bringing with it a 12-18 hour period of snowfall which resulted in 3-6, locally 8 inches of snowfall accumulation across the area.  Snow was first observed across portions of the area just prior to sunrise Wednesday morning, with the heaviest snowfall occurring over portions of central and south central Nebraska between late morning and late afternoon.  The map and table below depict 24-hour total snowfall, ending at 7 am CST Thursday, January 20th, as measured by NWS Cooperative Observers and trained NeRAIN volunteer observers from across the area...


24 Hour Snowfall Amounts
Five Inches or Greater
(Ending at 7 am January 20th)
Location  Snowfall (inches)
Loup City 8.5
Phillips 4SE 8.0
Arcadia 1.7W 8.0
Arcadia 7.5
McCool Junction 1ENE 7.5
Ord 6SSE 7.5
Cozad 7.2E 6.5
Grand Island 19W 6.5
Hastings 6.4
Fairmont 6.0
Grand Island Airport      5.9
Stromsburg 6.8SE 5.9
Clay Center 6ESE 5.7
Ord  5.5
Elm Creek 2WSW 5.0
Scotia 8NNE 5.0
Tobias 2.1WSW 5.0 
Clay Center 5.0
Greeley 5.0
York 3N 5.0

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