MAJOR WINTER STORM POSSIBLE TUESDAY – NEWEST GFS MODEL RUNS SHOW 6″+ FOR OMAHA

4 02 2008

MAJOR WINTER STORM EXPECTED FOR EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA FOR THE TUESDAY THROUGH THE TUESDAY NIGHT TIME FRAME.
WINTER STORM WATCH

Folks, it looks like Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa will be on board for a MAJOR WINTER STORM tuesday-tuesday night. The last few runs before the 3:30 update of the GFS showed less and less snow. Now after the 3:30 GFS model run has updated. It looks like the GFS is going back to the early morning run. This is how much water equivalent is shows;

As you can see, from omaha on East and South of Nebraska City, looks like a good bet of 5-7″ of new snowfall. The Omaha NWS made a big mistake earlier this afternoon with calling for only 1″ of snowfall for omaha. They discounted the fact that the GFS was showing a MAJOR storm early in the morning for omaha, then went further south with the GFS run before 3:30 PM. The fact is, they did not take into consideration to leave in the watch until tomorrow morning when more model runs could come out. Enough of my bashing the NWS!

Anyways, the snowfall should begin around 6 AM lightly, and start to get heavier in the afternoon. The snowfall should be the heaviest between 6 PM to 12 midnight tuesday night. I am predicting 4-7″ of snowfall for the Omaha Nebraska City, Council Bluffs area. Remember guys, this is just one model run, and anything can change, meaning that the storm could go further south or north.

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WINTER STORM WATCH ISSUED

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UPDATE : 4:45 pm

UKMET AND GGEM COMPUTER MODELS SAYING 4-7″ OF SNOWFALL FOR THE OMAHA METRO AND COUNCIL BLUFFS AREAS.

UPDATES WILL BE MADE THROUGH THE NIGHT AS MORE MODEL DATA COMES IN.

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