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Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO)

Issued by Omaha/Valley, NE (OAX)

FLUS43 KOAX 192237

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
437 PM CST Tue Feb 19 2019

437 PM CST Tue Feb 19 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southwest
Iowa...west central Iowa...east central Nebraska...northeast
Nebraska and southeast Nebraska.

.DAY ONE...Tonight and Wednesday

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 3 PM today to 9 AM or
noon Wednesday depending on location. Snow will increase in 
intensity through the evening, with the heaviest snow expected 
between 9 PM today and 6 AM Wednesday. Peak snowfall rates near 2
inches per hour are possible. Widespread snow totals of 5 to 9 
inches are expected, with local amounts of 10 inches or more 
possible. Snow will produce hazardous travel conditions, and 
significant/major impacts are expected for the Wednesday morning 

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday night through Tuesday

The active weather pattern will continue into this weekend, with 
another significant winter storm possible between Friday and 
Sunday morning. This system should bring additional snow 
accumulations and may be accompanied by strong winds, leading to 
blowing and drifting snow. There is some potential for blizzard 
conditions with this system. At this time, Saturday afternoon 
into Saturday night is the period of greatest concern. Anyone with
weekend plans should monitor this system closely.

Additional rounds of snow are possible early next week, as the
active and cold weather pattern lingers.


Spotters activation will not be needed.