Winter Storm Q Tracker: Snowfall Predictions for Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas
Here's the latest, courtesy of The Weather Channel:
- Snow will begin falling in western Nebraska on Wednesday evening, hampering Omaha traffic on Thursday morning.
- Accumulations of more than a foot are possible east of a line extending from Hayes Center in the southwest to Valentine in the north.
- The city of Grand Island has declared a "snow emergency" beginning at noon on Wednesday, which forbids parking along emergency snow routes. So, if you can't find parking in Grand Island ... that's still probably not why.
- Please refer to all such alerts as "Snowmergencies" in the future.
- The Thursday spring career fair at the University of Nebraska in Kearney is cancelled.
- In Lincoln, the legislature has postponed all Thursday afternoon committee hearings - even the ones on corn.
- In Omaha, Mayor Jim Suttle suggested employers "stagger" the release of employees on Thursday to prevent traffic jams. So if you find yourself working late during a blizzard, blame Mayor Jim Suttle.
- Snowmergencies issued in Lincoln, Omaha, and Council Bluffs.
- Lincoln public schools canceled classes for Wednesday. Go build a snowman!
- University of Nebraska at Ohama has canceled classes as well, leaving countless frat boys with nothing to do but toss snowballs at nerds.
- Expect the storm to hit by 8 a.m. on Thursday morning; winds will blow northeast across the state.
- West of I-35, up to a foot of snow is expected in an eerily geographically specific forecast.
- Snow will be "light and fluffy," so expect "blowing and drifting."
- Governor Brownback has closed state government Thursday through Friday morning, leaving countless bureaucrats with nothing to do but get snowballs tossed at them.
- Snowfall of an inch an hour is possible in north central Kansas.
- Kansas City can expect nearly 10 inches - the biggest snowfall in as many as two years! In Kansas City, that is notable.