There are winter weather advisories in western Nebraska and yes, the calendar says May 1. Barbara Mayes is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and she says this is a very unusual and strong storm system targeting the state.
Mayes says up to six inches of snow is already on the ground in extreme northeast Nebraska and more is expected. There are wind and winter weather advisories in effect for Red Willow, Hitchcock, and Dundy Counties this afternoon. Those in eastern Nebraska in the Omaha metro area will see snow but little accumulation is expected.
Mayes says Nebraska weather records go back to 1884 and since then only four years recorded measurable snow during the month of May. The last time was May 3rd of 1967 when an inch of snow was reported in Omaha. The latest in the season for snowfall in Nebraska was recorded on May 9th 1945.