645  
WWUS43 KGID 210952  
WSWGID  
 
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
352 AM CST SUN JAN 21 2018  
   
..SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM EXPECTED THIS EVENING INTO MONDAY
 
 
.THE FIRST WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT SNOWSTORM OF THE WINTER WILL  
BEGIN LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND REALLY RAMP UP AS WE HEAD INTO  
TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED  
ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA INTO NORTHWESTERN  
KANSAS. SOME AREAS COULD MEASURE MORE THAN A FOOT OF SNOW THAT  
WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY NORTH WINDS OF 30 MPH GUSTING TO AROUND 45  
MPH.  
 
NEZ039>041-046>048-060>062-072>074-082-083-211800-  
/O.UPG.KGID.WS.W.0001.180121T1800Z-180122T1800Z/  
/O.NEW.KGID.BZ.W.0001.180121T2100Z-180122T2100Z/  
VALLEY-GREELEY-NANCE-SHERMAN-HOWARD-MERRICK-DAWSON-BUFFALO-HALL-  
GOSPER-PHELPS-KEARNEY-FURNAS-HARLAN-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ORD, GREELEY, SPALDING, SCOTIA, WOLBACH,  
FULLERTON, GENOA, LOUP CITY, SHERMAN RESERVOIR, LITCHFIELD,  
ST. LIBORY, CENTRAL CITY, LEXINGTON, COZAD, WILLOW ISLAND,  
GOTHENBURG, KEARNEY, GRAND ISLAND, ELWOOD, JOHNSON LAKE,  
HOLDREGE, MINDEN, CAMBRIDGE, ARAPAHOE, OXFORD, BEAVER CITY,  
HOLLINGER, ALMA, AND ORLEANS  
352 AM CST SUN JAN 21 2018  
 
...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH 3  
PM CST MONDAY...  
 
* WHAT...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED. TRAVEL WILL BE VERY  
DANGEROUS TO IMPOSSIBLE, INCLUDING DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE ON  
MONDAY. MANY ROADS ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS MAY BECOME  
IMPASSIBLE BY LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. TOTAL SNOW  
ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 11 INCHES, WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP TO 14  
INCHES, ARE EXPECTED. THE VISIBILITY WILL LIKELY BE REDUCED TO  
LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE AND EVEN NEAR ZERO AT TIMES  
ESPECIALLY SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.  
 
* WHERE...PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA ALONG AND  
NORTHWEST OF A CENTRAL CITY...MINDEN...ALMA LINE.  
 
* WHEN...SNOW WILL BEGIN TO EXPAND ACROSS THE AREA DURING THE MID  
TO LATE AFTERNOON HOURS AND WILL BE HEAVIEST TONIGHT INTO MONDAY  
MORNING. THE WIND WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON  
AND EVENING WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED BY LATE THIS EVENING  
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...NORTH WINDS SUSTAINED AT AROUND 30 MPH  
GUSTING AS HIGH AS 45 MPH WILL CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN  
BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS LIKELY.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE  
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS  
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT  
CONDITIONS, MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF  
YOU MUST TRAVEL, HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET  
STRANDED, STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE. THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR  
THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.  
 

 
 
KSZ005-NEZ049-063-075-084-211800-  
/O.UPG.KGID.WW.Y.0002.180121T2100Z-180122T1800Z/  
/O.NEW.KGID.BZ.W.0001.180121T2100Z-180122T2100Z/  
PHILLIPS-POLK-HAMILTON-ADAMS-FRANKLIN-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF PHILLIPSBURG, STROMSBURG, OSCEOLA,  
SHELBY, POLK, AURORA, HASTINGS, FRANKLIN, CAMPBELL, AND HILDRETH  
352 AM CST SUN JAN 21 2018  
 
...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 PM  
CST MONDAY...  
 
* WHAT...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED. TRAVEL WILL BE VERY  
DANGEROUS TO IMPOSSIBLE, INCLUDING DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE ON  
MONDAY. MANY ROADS ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS MAY BECOME  
IMPASSIBLE BY LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. TOTAL SNOW  
ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES, WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP TO 9  
INCHES, ARE EXPECTED. THE VISIBILITY WILL LIKELY BE REDUCED TO  
LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE AND EVEN NEAR ZERO AT TIMES  
ESPECIALLY SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.  
 
* WHERE...IN KANSAS, PHILLIPS COUNTY. IN NEBRASKA, POLK,  
HAMILTON, ADAMS AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES.  
 
* WHEN...SNOW WILL BEGIN TO EXPAND ACROSS THE AREA DURING THE MID  
TO LATE AFTERNOON HOURS AND WILL BE HEAVIEST TONIGHT INTO MONDAY  
MORNING. THE WIND WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON  
AND EVENING WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED BY LATE THIS EVENING  
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...NORTH WINDS SUSTAINED AT AROUND 30 MPH  
GUSTING AS HIGH AS 45 MPH WILL CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN  
BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS LIKELY.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE  
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS  
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT  
CONDITIONS, MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF  
YOU MUST TRAVEL, HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET  
STRANDED, STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE. THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR  
THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.  
 

 
 
KSZ007-018-019-NEZ087-211800-  
/O.EXB.KGID.WW.Y.0002.180122T0000Z-180122T2100Z/  
JEWELL-OSBORNE-MITCHELL-THAYER-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MANKATO, JEWELL, IONIA, BURR OAK,  
OSBORNE, DOWNS, BELOIT, HEBRON, AND DESHLER  
352 AM CST SUN JAN 21 2018  
 
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO  
3 PM CST MONDAY...  
 
* WHAT...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW EXPECTED. PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD  
CONDITIONS WITH POOR VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW, INCLUDING  
DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE ON MONDAY. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS  
OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.  
 
* WHERE...IN KANSAS, JEWELL, OSBORNE AND MITCHELL COUNTIES. IN  
NEBRASKA, THAYER COUNTY.  
 
* WHEN...FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 3 PM CST MONDAY.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 45 MPH WILL CAUSE  
AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS PERIODS  
OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL  
DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED  
VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. THE LATEST ROAD  
CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY  
CALLING 5 1 1.  
 

 
 
KSZ006-017-NEZ064-076-077-085-086-211800-  
/O.EXT.KGID.WW.Y.0002.180122T0000Z-180122T2100Z/  
SMITH-ROOKS-YORK-CLAY-FILLMORE-WEBSTER-NUCKOLLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BELLAIRE, SMITH CENTER, KENSINGTON,  
CODELL, PLAINVILLE, STOCKTON, YORK, SUTTON, HARVARD, CLAY CENTER,  
EDGAR, FAIRFIELD, GENEVA, EXETER, FAIRMONT, INAVALE, RED CLOUD,  
BLUE HILL, ROSEMONT, BLADEN, BOSTWICK, SUPERIOR, AND NELSON  
352 AM CST SUN JAN 21 2018  
 
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING  
TO 3 PM CST MONDAY...  
 
* WHAT...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW EXPECTED. PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD  
CONDITIONS AND VERY POOR VISIBILITY WITH NEAR WHITE OUT  
CONDITIONS AT TIMES, ESPECIALLY LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY. THE  
MORNING COMMUTE ON MONDAY WILL LIKELY BE VERY DIFFICULT. TOTAL  
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES, WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP  
TO 7 INCHES, ARE EXPECTED.  
 
* WHERE...PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS AND EAST CENTRAL AND  
SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.  
 
* WHEN...FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 3 PM CST MONDAY.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 45 MPH WILL  
CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS PERIODS  
OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL  
DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED  
VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. THE LATEST ROAD  
CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY  
CALLING 5 1 1.  
 

 
 
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