Nebraskans will be digging out today after a heavy snow over most of the state. National Weather Service – Omaha Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny says there is more than a foot of snow in some areas of the state. She says this storm system is still over parts of Nebraska.
Zapotocny says, “It is trying to lift north over the metro but it is still covering a lot of Dodge County through Norfolk. They are continuing to pile up the snow there. We do have dry air that moved into southeast Nebraska so there should be improving conditions there as far as visibilities go. Visibilities have been less than a half-mile for the last several hours but that has improved. We still have strong winds so there is still blowing snow.”
There are reports snowfall amounts in the Lincoln area of about seven inches. West of Lincoln the snowfall amounts range from six to fourteen inches of snowfall. I-80 west of Lincoln is closed due to hazardous conditions.
The storm system is pushing off to the east. There will be another band of snow over eastern Nebraska and some additional snowfall is expected.