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« on: Apr 13th, 2018, 11:48am »
OMAHA, Neb. —
A potent storm system put Nebraskans and Iowans on alert Friday morning with threats ranging from tornadoes to a blizzard with more than one-foot of snow possible.
Both the Nebraska State Patrol and the Red Cross appealed to travelers to be ready for hazardous conditions.
On Friday, strong to severe storms are possible after 3:00 p.m. from the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro to southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Any storms that form will quickly move to the north and east, and could form tornadoes. The most likely area for tornadoes is across southwest Iowa
Across central and northeast Nebraska, blizzard warnings are in effect where more than a foot of snow may fall in far northern Nebraska. But sustained winds of 40 mph with gusts forecast to reach as high as 60 mph extended the warning all the way south to the Kansas border. Poor visibility and dangerous driving conditions are expected for much of Saturday.
In the Omaha metro, snowfall amounts will be considerably less, with heavier amounts in the Elkhorn area, and perhaps as little as an inch downtown, and in Council Bluffs.