Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Winter Storm Atlas takes aim, but misses Kimball County

Near the middle of last week, residents in the Nebraska Panhandle prepared for expected snowfalls of at least six inches, with many residents expecting closer to a foot, in wake of the approaching Winter Storm Atlas.

However, the biggest threat to local residents, especially those on the roadways, proved to be high winds that gusted throughout much of the day Friday, blowing the limited snow and creating low visibility conditions.

Snowfall totals skyrocketed across northern Wyoming and parts of South Dakota, with drifts reaching five feet high in some areas.

“There was a lot of water vapor pre...

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