Western Nebraska with Around 1.5" of Snow, Dealing with Extreme Winds, Ice

Oct. 13, 2021, 2 p.m. ·

Highway camera photo near Harrison, Nebraska. Road largely covered in snow near a wide-open tan-colored prairie.
Highway camera photo near Harrsion, Nebraska from earlier today. (Photo by Nebraska Department of Transportation)

The Northwestern Panhandle of Nebraska received just over one and half inches of snow Tuesday night as a fast-moving cold front swept across the state.

Michael Natoli with the National Weather Service in Cheyenne, Wyoming, which covers the western panhandle, said large amounts of snow aren’t a huge concern in Nebraska.

“Conditions are going to start improving with the sun this afternoon, but just waiting for the roads to melt out, and really the high winds lingering through the rest of the day.”

Natoli said people should still be cautious traveling as the snow and ice slowly melts with temperatures slightly above freezing.

The highest reported snowfall in Nebraska was 1.78 inches in Chadron. Much of Western Nebraska is in a high winds warning, while Northwestern Sioux County is in a Blizzard warning today.