Blizzard warnings and watches posted for much of Nebraska

Saul Bowman
April 15, 2018

Blizzard conditions are expected as snow accumulation of six to 10 inches is likely with localized amounts of up to a foot of snow is possible.

Saturday will be colder across the state, and the high in Wichita is expected to be 45.

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, had issued tornado watches Friday for eastern Texas and western Louisiana, moving up through eastern Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and into Missouri and Iowa.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Travel will be very risky to impossible.

Lincoln was never supposed to see the worst of this storm, but by noontime Saturday, it appeared the impacts here would be even less than expected.

In Conway, Arkansas, strong winds caused damage at several buildings at the University of Central Arkansas on Friday.

Kansas Division of Emergency Management officials are urging Kansans to avoid travel if possible. Do not travel and if you must travel have a winter survival kit with you. Let this person know when you have arrived safely at your destination.

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Motorists or anyone outdoors could experience whiteout conditions with extremely low visibility. Call 511 for the latest road conditions.

Information on winter driving tips is available from the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The Minnesota counties impacted by the blizzard warning include Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, Carver, Dakota, Scott, Wright, Goodhue, Freeborn, Le Suer, Rice, Steele and Waseca counties. Meanwhile along the Front Range, expect rain and snow showers to move into the area by the midday hours on Friday as temperatures crash back into the 40s. Blizzard conditions are possible with winds blowing up to 50 miles per hour.

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