** Winter Weather Advisory in effect Early Thursday AM through 6 PM**
The Winter Weather Advisory has been updated to include all of south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. Freezing drizzle and snow will impact travel.
Today will be dry during the day, with high temperatures in the mid to upper 20s. Tonight brings chances of a wintry mix of snow and freezing drizzle to south c...entral Nebraska, lingering through Thursday night. The precipitation will likely happen in more than one round, not a constant event. Winds will be around 10 mph, starting from the north and then shifting to the east during the afternoon.
A wintry mix of freezing drizzle, sleet and snow is possible again tonight, beginning during the late evening and continuing overnight. Light snow accumulations... around an inch are forecast from Gothenburg to Ord. The wintry mix of freezing drizzle and sleet may cause a glaze of ice before transitioning to snow. Stay up to date on the latest forecasts.
The next two days will tell two vastly different weather stories. Sunday will start windy and end warm with high temperatures reaching the 50s and 60s at many l...ocations, and possibly 70 degrees in north central Kansas. That all changes late Sunday night as cold air dives south aboard north winds. High temperatures Monday will be 30-40 degrees colder for most areas along with a risk of freezing drizzle in spots. Quite a change indeed.
After a couple of mild days across the region, temperatures will drop back below normal to end the work week. This cold weather will be short lived, however, as... temperatures are expected to climb well above normal over the upcoming weekend. With the rising temperatures and breezy conditions, expect near critical fire weather conditions to be possible across north central Kansas this weekend. Temperatures will then plunge back well below normal to start the new work week, as an Arctic airmass invades the region. While there will be a chance of snow with this system late Sunday night through Monday night, the bigger story appears to be the bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills, with widespread wind chill readings well below zero expected Monday night through Tuesday Morning. A gradual return to near normal temperatures is then expected by the end of next week.
After what will likely end up as a cooler than normal winter, the latest monthly climate outlook released by the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) today (February... 15th) favors above normal temperatures across our Kansas counties and into portions of south central Nebraska this spring. This outlook also indicates much of the local area will have a near equal chance for above, below, or near normal precipitation this spring, while the northern tier of the country is favored to have a wetter than normal spring.
Thursday will continue to be mild, mainly in the 40s to lower 50s, but a cold front moving through will turn winds to the northwest at 15 to 25 mph during the a...fternoon. The temperatures will cool down for Friday as highs only reach the 30s. Warmer temperatures and breezy conditions return to the area for Saturday.
Temperatures will be closer to normal the next few days and above normal Wednesday, with highs in the 40s and 50s for much of the area, and a few locations in t...he 60s. Tuesday will see highs in the 30s for south central Nebraska and 40s for north central Kansas. Skies will start out mostly cloudy, with gradual clearing during the afternoon. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 MPH. Dry conditions are forecast for the remainder of the work week.
We found this interesting sale bill for 1928 while reading a back issue of a Jewell County newspaper. Before the sale started at the Randall Rural High School, an orchestra would play a 30 minute concert. If the property was not sold at the auction, the auction company promised to give $500 to the high school. In addition there would be a guessing contest with gold prizes worth $10 for first and $5 for second awarded to those whose guess came closest to the aggregate price the land would bring.
Anticipate another round of cold and snow starting Friday. High temperatures will be in the teens, with a few spots reaching the lower 20s. Chances for snow ret...urn to the area Friday and Saturday, with storm total snowfall amounts up to 4 inches. Lows Friday night will drop into the single digits for most locations, and a few degrees below zero for central Nebraska. In addition to the cold and snow, brisk north winds at 15 to 25 mph, gusting to 30 mph, will bring wind chill values down to minus ten degrees for portions of central Nebraska, and not much warmer elsewhere.
Today should be a bit warmer across the region with highs ranging from the upper 20s around Ord and Greeley, to the upper 40s in north central Kansas. It should... be mainly dry throughout the day before another disturbance approaches from the west. A wintry mix of freezing drizzle, sleet and snow is possible overnight and into Friday morning, before changing to all snow as Friday wears on. Snow chances are expected to continue into Saturday before the system finally exits to the southeast. At this time it looks like most locations will see between 1 to 3 inches of snow.
Dry, but chilly weather is expected across the heartland today. It should be a little warmer on Thursday with most locations topping the freezing mark, before a...n approaching weather system brings colder conditions and another chance of snow beginning Thursday night and continuing into Saturday.
Snow expected throughout the daylight hours today. Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected. The snow could cause roadways to be slick and visibilities to ...be reduced in the heavier snow. There still remains some uncertainty in the exact location of the heavier snow, many locations may only get 1 inch. Highs today are expected in the teens with lows tonight in the single digits.