SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Forecasters say a wintry storm system could drop up to 10 inches of snow on northwest Nebraska later this week.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the northern half of the Panhandle. The service says ice could form on wet pavement late Wednesday night or early Thursday as the system arrives, followed by snow and winds gusting to 35 mph. Travel could be extremely hazardous.
Overnight low temperatures could dip below 20 degrees.
The system is expected to move east, leaving less snow across much of northern and northeast Nebraska, with low temperatures well below freezing.
The weather service says the system also could drop some snow on northwestern and northern Iowa on Friday or early Saturday.
This unidentified man stands on top of a snow drift in which a tunnel has been dug in this 1949 photo.
Wind blows snow along Fourth Street in Sioux City on Nov. 11, 1940. Temperatures fell as much as 30 degrees in two hours that day.
A motorist drives by toppled poles following a storm in Leeds on April 26, 1937.
This photo from Feb. 11, 1936, shows Highway 20 after a blizzard. This image was taken approximately four miles from Sioux City.
Branches on bushes around the Grandview Park Rose Garden bend under the weight of snowfall in 1947.
Snow is piled high on the side of a Sioux City road in this January 23, 1937 photo.
Guardsmen deliver coal after a March 17, 1962 blizzard that hit Sioux City.
M.H. Woodring Service Station on Highway 20, approximately five miles out of Sioux City, had to temporarily suspend business after a blizzard dumped a large amount of snow on Feb. 11, 1939.
Poles and wires were blown down during a blizzard April 24, 1937, near Leeds.
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