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Seward County Emergency Management - Nebraska
Sunday January 21st, 2018 :: 09:53 p.m. CST


Blizzard Warning until 06:00PM Monday

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY... .A strong storm system will move from the central plains tonight and into the mid Mississippi Valley by Monday evening. Snow is expected to begin later this evening in northeast Nebraska, and spread southeast tonight through Monday. Snow will become heavy late tonight into Monday morning across parts of eastern Nebraska north of I-80 and extend into parts of west central and northwest Iowa. Strong north winds of 25 to 45 mph will develop overnight and continue into Monday across the area. The strong winds will result in blizzard conditions and nearly impossible travel in much of northeast Nebraska and northwest Iowa. Farther to the southeast, a wintry mix of precipitation including sleet and freezing rain will turn to snow by Monday morning. ...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM CST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Travel will be very dangerous to impossible, including during the evening commute on Monday. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, with localized amounts up to 7 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Seward, Lancaster and Saline Counties.

* WHEN...From 3 AM to 6 PM CST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 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.


Seward County Emergency Management - Nebraska
322 S 14th St
Seward, NE 68434

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 402-643-4722

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Blizzard Warning

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