The Omaha Metro expects a snow storm by Monday
National Weather Service meteorologist David Eastlack says the Omaha subway might see snowfall tomorrow shortly after the morning rush.
“During the afternoon, you’ll see the most intense part of the storm, where you could see potentially an inch of snow in an hour, possibly two inches in an hour,” says Eastlack.
He tells KFAB Radio News that the snow intensity will continue to increase in the morning hours on Monday. He adds that the snow will be more or less continuous throughout the day.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning in the run-up to 3 a.m. tomorrow. They say anywhere from 7 to 13 inches is possible. Eastlack says the snow will be on the heavier side.
“Temperatures aren’t that cold in relative terms,” Eastlack told KFAB Radio News that for this reason the snow is unlikely to be light and loose.
The National Weather Service warns of possible difficult or even impossible journeys and blowing snow. “It doesn’t look like the winds are going to be strong, contrary to what they might be if we were expecting a blizzard,” Eastlack told KFAB.
Eastlack says winds are 25 to 35 miles per hour and that reduced visibility remains a possibility.
Eastlack tells KFAB Radio News that the storm is expected to subside by Monday evening. The National Weather Service says that there may still be snow on Tuesday, but it will be weaker than Monday. The National Weather Service says Tuesday will still be cold and recommends that you band together.
This is a developing story. We will continue to update you on Newsradio 1110 KFAB and on the KFAB website.
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