High winds forecast through Tuesday (03/06/18)

National Weather Service

A high wind warning is in effect for much of central Nebraska until 6 p.m. this evening (03/06/18). The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect.

Snow will continue through this morning and dangerous travel with white out condition should be expected in some areas.

Periods of moderate snow and strong winds will produce blizzard condition across eastern portions of the north central Nebraska this morning. Additional accumulations of 2-4 inches of snow can be expected in this area. Trael on Hwt 12 in Boyd and Keya paha counties could become quite hazardous as raodways become slippery and snow covered.

High winds could can high profile vehicles to lose control, cause minor roof damage and cause downed power lines and trees.

The High Wind Warning includes the Nebraska counties of Deuel-Keith-Perkins-Lincoln-Chase-Hayes-Frontier-Garden-Arthur-McPherson-Logan-Custer including the cities of Chappell, Big Springs, Ogallala, Paxton, Grant, North Platte, Champion, Enders, Imperial, Wauneta, Hayes Center, Curtis, Eustis, Maywood, Oshkosh, Lewellen, Arthur, Tryon, Ringgold, Stapleton, and Broken Bow.

Winds will be northwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

Strong winds will increase during the morning and peak early afternoon Tuesday.

High profile vehicles and vehicles towing light weight trailers could encounter dangerous cross winds which could cause a loss of control. Minor roof damage is possible.