Big flakes fall in Greater Nebraska on Wednesday

A snow storm is blowing through Greater Nebraska Wednesday. The big snow flakes are adding up to several inches in the Sandhills. In North Platte, snow is accumulating on sidewalks and parking lots. (SOURCE: Beatriz Reyna/KNOP-TV)
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - A snow storm is blowing through Greater Nebraska Wednesday. The big snow flakes are adding up to several inches in the Sandhills. In North Platte, snow is accumulating on sidewalks and parking lots.

Temperatures are in the teens with strong winds out of the northeast pushing wind chills into the single digits.

Near Maxwell in Lincoln County, the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division is reporting the driving lane is clear but the passing lane is snow covered. Troopers also saying some areas are slick. Road officials are also reducing the movement of oversize loads because of the snowy conditions.

Cold arctic air moving into Nebraska from the North met moist air rising from the South early Wednesday morning causing a slow-moving snow system. NBC Nebraska Meteorologist, Brayden Murdock, says, "Our snow is very fluffy, with a ratio of 22 inches worth of snow for per 1 inch of liquid."

Areas affect the most by this system are in the Sandhills with areas reporting in at 6 inches by the midday.

Chances for snow will slowly move southeast as we head into our Wednesday evening.

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