December 10-11, 2000 Snowstorm
Weather observations/Data; Photo Gallery; News Reports

Lincoln, NE Storm Facts:
Lincoln, 8.4 inches of snow in 24 hours.

Most 24-hour December snowfall since 1973.

Total snowfall November 1 through December 15, 2000 of 12.0 inches is actually more than ALL of last winter when only 11.7 inches fell in Lincoln.

-14 F on December 12, tied record low and
was the first record low since 1989 for any
December day.

Another storm report: December 18 Snowstorm Page

Photo Gallery

All Images © Ken Dewey, School of Natural Resources, UNL

Late Afternoon, Monday, December 11, 2000
The temperature was only +5 F, but the slope at Holmes Lake  
was busy with kids of all ages sledding.
The westerly winds had blown most of the snow 
on the dam over to the east side.
Note the blowing snow across the top of the dam, winds were peaking at 35 mph with -40 wind chills.
The sun is to the left over the tree with a "sun dog" off to the
right.  It is caused by light refraction in the ice crystals in the atmosphere and is typical of arctic air masses.

Weather Observations/Data

Dec. 10 NWS Forecast Discussions Dec. 11 NWS Forecast Discussions
Radar loops Dec. 10 Satellite Images, Dec. 10-11
Radar loops Dec. 11 24 Hour Temperature Plunge, Dec. 10-11
Dec. 12-14 U.S. Snow Cover Surface Conditions, Dec. 10-11
Dec. 11-13, 2000 U.S. High Temperatures Snowfall Forecast Maps
Map of Neb. Dec. 10-11 Snowfall Amounts Wind Chill and Actual Daytime Temps.
Map Showing Storm History Maps of Watches/Warnings/Alerts

News Reports December 11

Snowstorm Socks Midwest Cold Weather to Stick Around
Weather Hampers Chicago Travel
Windy City Blizzard
Blizzard Warning Posted in Chicago Arctic Punch Heading South
Air Travel Chaos From Midwest Storm Storms Hit Midwest, Disrupts Travel
News Reports December 12
Arctic Blast Blankets Midwest Snow Out, Cold In
Morning Low Just Misses A Record (Omaha) Storms Keep Plows Busy Around the Clock
Cold and Snow to Stay in Chicago

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