Winter storm bears down on region


It's winter and some people are better at it than others.

With the upgraded status, that means Lincoln could see more snow than earlier anticipated. The storm will continue into Monday, the National Weather Service said.

Some of the highest snow totals from where the storm has already passed include 18.8 inches in Ely, Nev., and 18 inches at Wolf Creek Pass, Colo.

Snow and wind will last into the evening as low pressure intensifies over western Kansas. The storm has dropped 4 to 8 inches of snow over much of the I-25 Corridor with 8 to 12 inches in the mountains. The worst conditions were forecast to be in Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota.

State braces for big winter storm, up to 7 inches along I-25 corridor predicted
Winter storm spans from Plains, Upper Midwest to Northeast

Jackson County is in a blizzard warning. The Colorado Department of Transportation said Saturday motorists should plan on hard travel conditions in the mountains Saturday through Sunday night. Winds will be gusting up to 40 miles per hour with whiteout conditions and drifting likely. Roadway visibility could be a quarter of a mile or less at the height of the storm, AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.

A strong winter storm will transition from the mountains to the eastern plains today with the worst conditions expected to hit northeast Colorado.

Ice may occur prior to, or in lieu of, snow in some communities from north-central Kansas to the Lower Peninsula of MI.

According to the NWS, the most snow in Nebraska fell in Norfolk, which got 14 inches.

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