Blizzard Recap...Last Updated 9 pm Sunday Dec. 28

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1134 AM CST SUN DEC 2009


                                         PCPN.     SNOW
-ID-   -COUNTY-       -LOCATION-         (IN.)     (IN.)


LNK    LANCASTER      LINCOLN ARPT ASOS  1.37      12.9
OFK    MADISON        NORFOLK ASOS       1.25      19.1
OMA    DOUGLAS        OMAHA EPPLEY ASOS  1.37      11.5
OAX    DOUGLAS        VALLEY NWS         1.75      14.5


AUBN1  NEMAHA         AUBURN 5 ESE       1.45      14.1
DVDN1  BUTLER         DAVID CITY         1.50      12.5
FABN1  JEFFERSON      FAIRBURY           1.31       5.0
FCLN1  WASHINGTON     FORT CALHOUN       1.99      13.0
FMTN1  DODGE          FREMONT            1.85      14.0
FNDN1  SALINE         FRIEND 3 E         1.05       8.1
GRAN1  SARPY          GRETNA 4 NE        1.78      15.2
OKDN1  ANTELOPE       OAKDALE            0.57       7.7
PAWN1  PAWNEE         PAWNEE CITY        1.54      11.3
RYMN1  LANCASTER      RAYMOND 2 NE       1.34      12.8
SPNN1  SARPY          SPRINGFIELD 7 E    1.41      11.2
TEKN1  BURT           TEKAMAH            0.86       9.2
VDLN1  KNOX           VERDEL 6 SSW       1.07      15.0
BNTN1  DOUGLAS        BENNINGTON 3WSW    2.04      15.2
NLHN1  ANTELOPE       NELIGH               MM      16.0
PPLN1  SARPY          PAPILLION          1.52      14.4
SBTN1  RICHARDSON     SHUBERT            1.53      13.5


CLDI4  PAGE           CLARINDA           1.62      12.0
GLNI4  MILLS          GLENWOOD           1.10      10.0
HRLI4  SHELBY         HARLAN 1 N         1.64      10.7
LSXI4  HARRISON       LITTLE SIOUX 2 NW  1.74      17.0
LOGI4  HARRISON       LOGAN              1.71      15.5
OAKI4  POTTAWATTAMIE  OAKLAND            1.39      13.7
ROKI4  MONTGOMERY     RED OAK            1.62      11.4
SDHI4  PAGE           SHENANDOAH         2.28      15.5
HSII4  MILLS          HASTINGS           2.67      10.0





A few pictures from the Omaha/Valley office (click on the picture for full size)


Below are animations of water vapor imagery and the radar from the event. Please be patient the files are large.

Above is water vapor imagery from 5 am on December 24 through 6 pm on December 26. Meteorologist use water vapor imagery to monitor the progress of storm systems across the United States and how much moisture these storm systems have. In the image above, the large swirl in the clouds which moves from Texas into the northern Plains is the blizzard that affected a large part of the region. In areas where there are warm colors south of the swirl, this is areas where the atmosphere is dry. In areas of dark blue and green colors, there is more moisture in the atmosphere. 

The radar image above is a regional radar mosaic from around 4 am December 24 through 6 pm December 26. The image shows how several bands of snow, some heavy, moved across Nebraska and Iowa during the blizzard. Yellows and reds indicate the areas of heavy snow.



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