A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued from 6 p.m. until 9 a.m. Friday with 3 inches of snow expected to fall overnight.
According to the National Weather Service, drivers should plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday and should be prepared for reduced visibilities at times with some blowing and drifting snow possible.
The temperature will continuously drop overnight and hit 8 degrees Friday morning and feel like -8 degrees. Winds will be out of the NNE and gusting up to 20 mph.
The highways across Northeast Nebraska will open Tuesday morning — if motorists allow the snow plows to open them.
Most highways in Knox County are open to one-way traffic, snow plows will quickly have them fully open if motorists stay off of the roads. Stranded vehicles due to the snow drifts will only hinder the process.
Highway 59 between Highway 14 and 20 remains impassible at this time.
It's unclear how much snow has fallen in Knox County due to the wind. However, there have been reports of as much as 14 inches in some parts of the county.
The Blizzard Warning has been extended until 10 p.m. Monday night, and travel is still advised throughout Nebraska.
Wind will gust up to 45 mph across the area, leading to whiteout conditions and drifts in the roadways. A semi was stuck at the Intersection of Highway 20 and 81, as seen in the above photo .
The NDOT is advising no travel at this time. Snow totals have been difficult due to the wind.
About 4 to 6 inches of snow has fallen locally, leading to whiteout conditions and drifts on the highways. No travel is advised at this time.
A blizzard warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. as wind gusts exceed 40 mph. Snowfall is expected to continued through 3 p.m.
Wind gusts of nearly 40 mph are making traveling conditions hazardous despite little snow on the ground at this time. Conditions are expected to deteriorate even more as the storm makes its way into Northeast Nebraska later than predicted.
The National Weather Service is still predicting 12-18 inches of snow locally.
Current driving conditions show roadways are completely covered with mixed snow, ice or slush.
The oncoming winter storm has now been upgraded to a blizzard.
Antelope County residents are in a blizzard warning from 6 p.m. on Sunday until 6 p.m. on Monday. According to the National Weather Service, snow is expected to begin in the early evening hours, becoming heavier over night. Accumulations are expected of up to 15 inches.
Northern winds reaching 45 miles per hour are expected with this storm, causing any travel to be near impossible.
Up to 15 inches of snow is possible Sunday and Monday in Knox County, according to the National Weather Service.
A winter storm warning will go into effect from 3 p.m. Sunday through 6 p.m. Monday. Mixed precipitation is expected late Sunday afternoon and will transition to heavy snow Sunday night and last through Monday. Travel will be very difficult to impossible Monday morning.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE 336 PM CST Mon Jan 15 2018
...COLD WIND CHILLS TONIGHT AND INTO TUESDAY MORNING
... .Wind chills from 15 below zero to around 30 below zero are expected across eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa tonight and into Tuesday morning. Frostbite can occur quickly when wind chills reach these values.
NEZ011-012-016-017-030-160645- /O.NEW.KOAX.WC.W.0001.180116T0400Z-180116T1800Z/ /O.EXT.KOAX.WC.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-180116T0400Z/ Knox-Cedar-Antelope-Pierce-Boone- Including the cities of Creighton, Bloomfield, Crofton, Wausa, Verdigre, Niobrara, Hartington, Laurel, Randolph, Coleridge, Neligh, Elgin, Pierce, Plainview, Osmond, Albion, and St. Edward 336 PM CST Mon Jan 15 2018
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CST THIS EVENING...
...WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST TUESDAY...
* WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Very cold wind chills expected. The dangerously cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 20 below zero to around 30 below zero. Values from around 10 pm tonight until 9 am Tuesday are expected to be in the 25 below to 35 below zero range.
* WHERE...Knox, Cedar, Antelope, Pierce and Boone Counties.
* WHEN...For the Wind Chill Warning, from 10 PM this evening to noon CST Tuesday. For the Wind Chill Advisory, until 10 PM CST this evening.
A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frost bite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.
A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.
It'll feel as cold as -34 degrees across Knox County today and tomorrow with a Wind Chill Advisory in effect through noon Tuesday.
Winds will gust up to 30 mph while the temperature falling to -10 at the coldest time. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little a 30 minutes to exposed skin. The wind chill advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills, Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken.
Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.
Roadways are partially snow covered Thursday morning, but it's the bitter cold that's causing even more havoc thanks to 30 mph wind gusts and the single-digit temperature.
Temperatures in Knox County have dipped to 4 degrees, but the wind chill is even lower at -20, making conditions dangerous for travelers in the blowing snow. The wind chill is expected to inch up to -12 by 4 p.m. Thursday with a high temperature of 10 degrees possible.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation is reporting partially covered highways across Northeast Nebraska, including Knox County. Officials said expect blowing snow on the roadways.
Knox County will remain in a Winter Weather Advisory until noon.
Several area schools have announced late starts this morning, including Bloomfield and Verdigre. Full cancellation list → https://goo.gl/DZ8Pjc
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