YIKES. Winter Storm Warning Continues
The storm was briefly downgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory late last night, but the National Weather Service has again issued a Winter Storm Warning until tomorrow afternoon. (October 12th.)
My view outside my house this morning south of Lincoln.
Should make for an interesting Pheasant opener tomorrow. Walking in 3 foot drifts is always fun, that's if you can even make it out to your destination.
I observed several cars in the ditch on my way in from Lincoln this morning. Traffic was way backed up on the strip near the interchange because a truck with a flat bed had jackknifed. Ironically with snow moving equipment on his flat bed.
Our hearts continue to go to the farmers who will face some tough decisions after this mess is done. "Disastrous" is how one farmer described the situation, who I recently spoke to.
Please take it easy on the roads this morning. You'll get where your going if you take it easy and play it smart. Call ahead to your destination as many businesses are closed today.
Here's the latest forecast from the NWS:
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT SATURDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph. * WHERE...McLean, Burleigh and Emmons counties. * WHEN...Until 1 PM CDT Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning and evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow will taper off this Friday morning, but strong winds will continue through the day. Near Blizzard conditions are possible over open country. A second round of snow is expected late tonight through Saturday morning. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.