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Early December storm brings snow, plunging temperatures PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 10 December 2011 18:11

A weekend storm dumped up to a foot of snow on parts of Nebraska. The National Weather Service reports the heaviest snow totals were recorded in the south-central part of Nebraska, with 12 inches reported in Stockville, 9 inches in Cambridge and 8 inches southeast of Hayes Center. Across southwest Nebraska widespread reports of 2 to 4 inches were recorded by the NWS. The early December snowstorm, the first significant snowfall of the 2011-2012 season, set snow total records for Dec. 3 and led to numerous event cancelations and postponements, including the Wauneta-Palisade high school basketball games with Wallace. The game has been rescheduled for this Saturday night in Wauneta. A frigid blast of air accompanied the storm and remained in place over the region with overnight low temperatures breaking records Monday night in central Nebraska as the mercury plunged to 16-degrees-below-zero. A low of 7-degrees-below-zero was reported for the Wauneta area. Village of Wauneta employee Shane Lawless, above, was part of the municipal street clearing crew which spent several days during the early part of the week removing snow from Wauneta’s streets and hauling it to the parking lot at the swimming pool where the substantial mounds of snow shown above were created. Weather forecasts call for temperatures to warm back into the 40s and 50s this weekend.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 December 2011 18:14