Midwest Winter Storm 2009

Filed Under (2009, Winter) by J R on 24-12-2009

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  • Interstate 80 between Lincoln & Grand Island Nebraska is closed. All roads in Adams County,NE are closed. Traveling on these roads is strictly prohibited, emergencies need to be called in to 911.
  • Blizzard Warnings Start to expire at 6am Saturday for portions of Southeast Nebraska, Noon Saturday for Central Nebraska and parts of South Dakota and 6PM for most of North Dakota.

A record setting winter storm is brewing up in the Midwest and has already started to dump snow in parts of Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. Snow fall potential for this storm will be anywhere from 6 to 24 inches in different parts of the region. Blizzard conditions will not be uncommon throughout the area with winds gusting up to 50+ MPH at times.

Current Warnings Current Radar

  • A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, North & South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin & Iowa. The National Weather service has also issues Blizzard Warnings for a few counties in Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.
  • The impact date of this storm is tracking for late Thursday night right into Christmas day and even early Saturday.
  • Along with the high accumulation rates, ice will also be a large factor in some parts of the Mississippi Vally and could bring a halt to many holiday travel plans.
  • Areas around Chicago are in an Ice Storm Warning, ice accumulations are more than likely and cause the most hazardous driving conditions and even cause major power outages.
  • Blizzard Warnings nearly covering all of North & South Dakota, far east Nebraska and Western Iowa.

  • As of late Thursday night it looks like the heaviest snow fall has moved north into North & South Dakota and Minnesota areas. Blowing snow will still be a large problem from North Texas all the way up into the Dakotas.

  • Parts of Nebraska are reporting power outages in different ares, nothing major at this time.
  • Very high wind gusts are making for a very messy Christmas Day. Gusts upto 50+ MPH are not uncommon in parts of Nebraska, and the Dakotas.

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