Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Winter 2010-11 Nebraska Snow Drought Ends

It had been one of the most snowfree Winters in the climate records of Nebraska. All that came to an end starting on Saturday January 8, 2011 and ending Monday January 10, 2011.

The map (produced by the Omaha NWS Office) shows the snowfall totals in eastern Nebraska.

The snowfall amounts ranged from 5.5 inches near the Kansas border to as much as 11.5 inches northwest of Norfolk. Lincoln officially received 6.7 inches of snowfall and Omaha Eppley officially received 6.9 inches of snowfall.

Here is a listing of the snowfall totals around the area:

BELOW ARE VERY PRELIMINARY 72 HOUR STORM EVENT TOTALS FOR MELTED PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA...ENDING AT 6 TO 7 AM TUESDAY JANUARY 11TH 2011. DATA PROVIDED BY COOPERATIVE WEATHER OBSERVERS AND OFFICIAL NWS OBSERVATION...AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO REVISION AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FILTERS IN.

SITE ID, SITE NAME, PRECIPITATION (water equivalent) SNOWFALL (in inches)

OKDN1 OAKDALE 0.56 11.5
VDLN1 VERDEL 6 SSW 1.12 11
LORN1 LORETTO 7 W 0.43 10.7
LSXI4 LITTLE SIOUX IA 2 NW 0.73 10.6
BLON1 BLOOMFIELD 0.73 10.5
STON1 STANTON 7 NE 0.72 10.2
OFK NORFOLK ASOS 0.84 10.1
WYNN1 WAYNE 0.71 10
FCLN1 FORT CALHOUN 0.83 9.7
GRAN1 GRETNA 4 NE 0.68 9.7
CSAI4 CASTANA IA 0.76 9.7
DVDN1 DAVID CITY 0.82 9.5
LYON1 LYONS 0.72 9.5
NLHN1 NELIGH 0.94 9.5
WESN1 WESTON 3 NW 0.54 9.5
VRGN1 VIRGINIA 4 SSE 0.53 9.4
FMTN1 FREMONT 0.77 9.2
TEKN1 TEKAMAH 0.72 9
WPTN1 WEST POINT 0.75 9
UNDI4 UNDERWOOD IA 0.61 9
CRFN1 CROFTON 0.7 9
KENI4 KENNEBEC IA 0.7 8.9
BNTN1 BENNINGTON 3WSW 0.63 8.7
OAKI4 OAKLAND IA 0.6 8.6
HRLI4 HARLAN IA 1 N 0.77 8.4
AUBN1 AUBURN 5 ESE 0.43 8.3
RUON1 RULO 2 W 0.43 8.2
LOGI4 LOGAN IA 0.65 8
HUMN1 HUMPHREY 0.45 8
WLTN1 WALTHILL 0.57 8
RYMN1 RAYMOND 2 NE 0.48 7.6
SCHN1 SCHUYLER 0.67 7.6
UNGN1 UEHLING 0.7 7.5
SYCN1 SYRACUSE 0.59 7.5
PPLN1 PAPILLION 0.65 7.4
UTCN1 UTICA 0.61 7.4
OAX VALLEY NWS 0.68 7.3
GLNI4 GLENWOOD IA 0.48 7.1
SIDI4 SIDNEY IA 0.56 7.1
CLDI4 CLARINDA IA 0.51 7
SDHI4 SHENANDOAH 0.54 7
OMA OMAHA EPPLEY ASOS 0.61 6.9
SEWN1 SEWARD 0.72 6.8
RNDN1 RANDOLPH 6 SSW 0.38 6.8
LNK LINCOLN ARPT ASOS 0.56 6.7
MALN1 MALCOLM 0.54 6.7
FNDN1 FRIEND 3 E 0.49 6.5
TBLN1 TABLE ROCK 4 N 0.4 6.5
MPTI4 MAPLETON IA 0.59 6.5
SPNN1 SPRINGFIELD 7 E 0.62 6.1
BRCN1 BEATRICE 1N 0.49 6
FABN1 FAIRBURY 0.59 5.5
HSII4 HASTINGS IA 0.39 5.4

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