The City of Neligh has declared a snow emergency from Saturday, Dec. 1, through Monday, Dec. 3.
All vehicles should be moved off of the street by 10 p.m. for street plows. Sidewalk snow may be placed on the city right of way. Snow from private property should not be pushed into the street or alley or placed upon any city right of way.
All sidewalks should be cleaned within 5 hours after a storm ceases, UNLESS the storm or snow falls during the night, which the sidewalk should be cleaned before 10 a.m. Residential sidewalks should be cleaned within 24 hours after cessation of storm.
Up to 12 inches of snow is possible over the weekend in Antelope County, and a Winter Storm Watch has been issued from Friday evening through Saturday night.
According to the National Weather Service, heavy mixed precipitation will begin Friday night, making travel very difficult. Hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute on Friday.
The NWS is calling the weekend storm a "significant winter storm event" with a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations.
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Antelope County didn't get nearly as much snow as anticipated overnight, but Highway 14 south into Boone County remains snowpacked and completely covered in snow and ice, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
Highway 275 and Highway 20 have normal driving conditions throughout the county. In northern Antelope County, very little snow fell overnight. Southeast Nebraska is a much different story with blizzard conditions along the Interstate and further south making driving conditions impossible.
Locally, the temperature will reach 29 degrees on Sunday but never feel warmer than 15 degrees thanks to 40 mph wind gusts out of the north northwest.
A strong winter system is moving across the plains with light to moderate snow likely across Nebraska on Saturday.
According to the National Weather Service, snow or a mix of rain and snow is expected to spread across the area by Saturday night. Precipitation is expected to begin as rain around 3 p.m. and change to snow around 10 p.m.
Wind gusts are expected to pick up over night and create dangerous conditions with 30 mph wind gusts out of the north. Snowfall should end around 6 a.m. on Sunday. Winds will blow around 20 mph with the temperatures hovering around 15 to 20 degrees.
One to two inches of snow is possible on Friday as strong winds gust around 40 mph from the north and northwest across Northeast Nebraska.
The National Weather Service reported that the winds could create reduced visibilities for a few hours. Highways are partially covered with snow, and the NWS is asking motorists to drive with caution.
The entire Antelope County area is expected to see quarter-sized hail and 70 mph wind from a storm moving southeast at 50 mph.
According to the National Weather Service, at 11:07 p.m., the storm was located 4 miles south of Page. Areas impacted include Neligh, Elgin, Clearwater, Orchard, Oakdale, Tilden and Royal.
Wind damage is likely, as well as to mobile homes, roofs and outbuildings. Hail damage to vehicles is expected.
Sixty mph wind and quarter-sized hail is expected with a thunderstorm making its way through Antelope County tonight.
According to the National Weather Service, eastern Antelope County is in a warning until 11:15 p.m. Areas impacted include Neligh, Oakdale, Tilden and Brunswick. The storm is moving southeast at 30 mph.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for northwestern Antelope County until 9:30 p.m.
At 8:42, a storm was located 12 miles northeast of O'Neill, moving southeast at 20 mph. The storm is expected to bring 60 mph wind and quarter-sized hail.
Areas impacted include Verdigre, Orchard, Winnetoon, Royal and Ashfall Fossil Beds.
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