Snowflakes begin to fly in Chadron Thanksgiving morning
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CHADRON - Light snow created wet streets and began accumulating on lawns in Chadron at about 10:30 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.
Dawes County, in a winter storm warning until 5 a.m. Saturday, could get up to four to eight inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service office in Cheyenne. Winds are forecast to gust as high as 30-40 mph across areas of higher terrain along the Pine Ridge.
The weather service says holiday travel could be impacted by the hazardous weather. Light to moderate snow will fill in from north to south this afternoon and evening, with the heaviest snow expected tonight through early Friday morning, according to the NWS. Light snow will gradually taper off Friday but some light snow and flurries may linger into Saturday morning.
Cold temperatures are expected Friday and Friday night. Impacts to local agriculture, including the ranching community are possible as wind chills near or below zero will be present.
The winter storm warning expands throughout the Nebraska Panhandle (excluding Cheyenne and Kimball Counties, who are in a winter weather advisory) and eastern Wyoming.
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