March 19-21, 2006 Eastern Nebraska Snowstorm.
 
PHOTO GALLERIES:

Photos Taken During the Peak of the Storm

Photos Taken the Day After the Storm

The Weather Channel Covers the Storm Live from Lincoln, Nebraska
                  



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

New Snowfall Records Established in the Grand Island, Hastings, and Kearney area.
 
 

THE SNOWSTORM HAS SET SEVERAL SNOWFALL AND PRECIPITATION RECORDS IN
KEARNEY...HASTINGS...AND GRAND ISLAND. AMONG THE MOST SIGNIFICANT RECORDS...ALL  TIME RECORDS FOR 24 HOUR AND 48 HOUR SNOWFALL WERE SET IN BOTH HASTINGS AND GRAND ISLAND.

MORE SNOWFALL INFORMATION ACROSS THE REST OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA
AND NORTH CENTRAL AS THE REPORTS COME IN THIS MORNING. THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE IN HASTINGS WILL UPDATE THAT INFORMATION AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE.

HERE IS A BRIEF SUMMARY OF STORM TOTAL AND RECORD INFORMATION FOR THE
TRI-CITIES.
 

...GRAND ISLAND...

                SNOWFALL         PRECIP. (WATER EQUIVALENT)

MARCH 19        2.9 INCHES       0.42 INCHES

MARCH 20        17.8 INCHES      1.61 INCHES

MARCH 21        0.9 INCHES       0.10 INCHES

STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL = 21.6
STORM TOTAL LIQUID = 2.13"
SNOWDEPTH 3/21 = 16

NEW ALL TIME 24 HOUR SNOWFALL RECORD OF 17.8 INCHES (3/20)
        - OLD RECORD WAS 13.0 ON 3/16/1917

NEW ALL TIME 48 HOUR SNOWFALL RECORD = 20.7 INCHES (3/19-20)
        - OLD RECORD WAS 15.1 ON 2/17-18/1984

NEW PRECIPITATION RECORD FOR THE DATE (3/20) = 1.61 INCHES
        - OLD RECORD WAS 0.82 IN 1955
 

...HASTINGS...

                           SNOWFALL        MOISTURE

MARCH 18       0.4 INCHES       0.08 INCHES

MARCH 19        2.9 INCHES      0.40 INCHES

MARCH 20      17.4 INCHES     1.31 INCHES

MARCH 21        0.5 INCHES      0.03 INCHES

STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL = 21.2
STORM TOTAL LIQUID = 1.82"
SNOWDEPTH 3/21 = 16

NEW ALL TIME 24 HOUR SNOWFALL RECORD OF 17.4 INCHES (3/20)
        - OLD RECORD 14.0" ON 3/18/1984

NEW ALL TIME 48 HOUR SNOWFALL RECORD OF 20.3 INCHES (3/19-20)
        - OLD RECORD WAS 17.4 INCHES ON 10/25-26 1997

NEW PRECIPITATION RECORD FOR THE DATE (3/20)= 1.31 INCHES
       - OLD RECORD WAS 0.42" IN 1959

NEW SNOWFALL RECORD FOR THE DATE (3/20) = 17.4"
       - OLD RECORD WAS 3.5 INCHES IN 1955
 

...KEARNEY...

                SNOWFALL        MOISTURE

MARCH 18        0.0 INCHES      0.02 INCHES

MARCH 19        5.4 INCHES      0.91 INCHES

MARCH 20        11.3 INCHES     0.92 INCHES

STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL = 16.7"
STORM TOTAL LIQUID = 1.85"
SNOWDEPTH ON 3/21 = 13"

    7TH MOST SNOWFALL IN 24 HOURS OF 11.3 INCHES
        - RECORD IS STILL 16.0" ON 3/16/1917

    4TH MOST SNOWFALL IN 48 HOURS OF 16.7 INCHES
        - RECORD IS STILL 19.0" ON 3/13-14/1896

    NEW RECORD SNOWFALL FOR THE DATE (3/20) OF 11.3 INCHES
        - OLD RECORD 3.0 INCHES IN 1964
 

SOME STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE AREA...

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL FROM MARCH 18
THROUGH MARCH 20. SNOW DEPTH IS ALSO INCLUDED FOR MOST LOCATIONS.
IN SOME CASES THE SNOWFALL AND SNOW DEPTH MAY NOT BE THE SAME.
THIS IS DUE TO COMPACTION...SETTLING...AND MELTING OF THE SNOW
ON THE GROUND.

THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS THROUGHOUT SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH
CENTRAL KANSAS.

...IN NEBRASKA...

                      STORM TOTAL            SNOW DEPTH
LOCATION              SNOWFALL                MARCH 21

GREELEY          30.0 INCHES            28 INCHES
ORD #2           26.0 INCHES            22 INCHES
FULLERTON        25.0 INCHES            25 INCHES
NORTH LOUP       22.0 INCHES            20 INCHES
ASHTON           22.0 INCHES            22 INCHES
GRAND ISLAND     21.6 INCHES            16 INCHES
HASTINGS         21.2 INCHES            16 INCHES
ARCADIA          21.0 INCHES            21 INCHES
LOUP CITY        20.0 INCHES            20 INCHES
BELGRADE         20.0 INCHES            20 INCHES
WOOD RIVER       20.0 INCHES            19 INCHES
MINDEN           18.1 INCHES            18 INCHES
OSCEOLA          17.0 INCHES            17 INCHES
ST. PAUL 4N      17.0 INCHES            12 INCHES
KEARNEY          16.7 INCHES            13 INCHES
MCCOOL JNTN      16.0 INCHES            16 INCHES
COZAD            13.9 INCHES            14 INCHES
CLAY CENTER 6ESE 13.0 INCHES            11 INCHES
YORK             13.0 INCHES            11 INCHES
ELWOOD 8S        11.0 INCHES            11 INCHES
ORLEANS          10.0 INCHES            10 INCHES
FAIRMONT         10.0 INCHES            10 INCHES
BRUNING           9.0 INCHES             6 INCHES
CAMBRIDGE         8.2 INCHES             8 INCHES
SUPERIOR          8.2 INCHES             8 INCHES
GUIDE ROCK        8.0 INCHES             8 INCHES
FRANKLIN #2       6.3 INCHES             6 INCHES

...IN KANSAS...

MANKATO                12.0 INCHES            12 INCHES
PHILLIPSBURG           10.4 INCHES            10 INCHES
SMITH CENTER            7.8 INCHES             6 INCHES
PALCO                   7.0 INCHES             6 INCHES
BURR OAK                7.0 INCHES             7 INCHES
BELOIT                  6.3 INCHES             6 INCHES
PLAINVILLE 4WNW         6.3 INCHES             5 INCHES
HUNTER                  5.6 INCHES             6 INCHES
DAMAR                   5.0 INCHES             5 INCHES
ALTON 1W                5.0 INCHES             4 INCHES
 

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