Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

A second winter storm advisory issued following recent spring blizzard


Barb Lukassen

These photos were taken at Lukassen Farms, home of Barb and Marty Lukassen, in Kimball County on Wednesday, March 23. The top photo was taken at 9 a.m. in near white out conditions and the bottom photo was taken at 5 p.m. once the storm moved past the area. The storm left many without power for hours and a second winter storm is expected again this coming week.

The National Weather Service issued a second winter storm watch on March 28 for all of southeast Wyoming from Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon. This, just one week after a spring blizzard blanketed the area in snow and caused long-lasting power outages in Kimball County.

The new advisory cautions that a rain/snow mix will develop first along, and to the west of, the Laramie Range.

The timing of the changeover from rain to snow will be uncertain for all areas east of the Laramie Range depending on the speed with which the cold air will travel.

Moderate to heavy snowfall is expected...

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