Storm System to Bring Blizzard Conditions, Strong Winds to Much of Nebraska

April 8, 2019 - 11:47am

Just as warmer spring weather begins to reach Nebraska, a storm system slated to arrive in the Midwest on Wednesday is expected to bring strong winds and more blizzard conditions to much of the state.


Meteorologist Jerilyn Billings Wright of the National Weather Service in Hastings said the storm will reach western Nebraska by the end of Wednesday. Precipitation will begin as a mix of rain and snow before transitioning to blizzard conditions. Wright said the more significant aspect of the storm will be sustained 40 mile-per-hour winds with gusts up to 60 miles-per-hour for the entirety of Wednesday and Thursday.

As Nebraskans continue to recover from the historic mid-March storm, Wright said the impact of this upcoming storm will be much less severe.

“This storm system is going to be similar to the strong storm system and blizzard we had last year in April," Wright said. "It’s going to be very similar to that; very strong, very windy, snow. It’s not going to be pretty throughout the event, but it’s not going to be the same magnitude as we saw last month.”

The storm is expected to travel over most of Nebraska and could bring more record-lows in barometric pressure to the Midwest.

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