Lincoln could see record snowfall; crews treating streets

The Lincoln area could see record snowfall, the heaviest of which will come during the evening commute. 
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The Lincoln area could see record snowfall, the heaviest of which will come during the evening commute.

Storm Alert Team Chief Meteorologist Dean Wysocki says 2-4 inches are expected, with some localized areas seeing up to five inches.

Temperatures will hover around freezing.

The evening commute will have areas of heavy snow with reduced visibility. The heavier snow fall will last from mid-afternoon through 7 p.m. and should end before midnight.

Drivers should expect scattered slippery spots to develop throughout the afternoon and evening.  Bridges are most likely to become slippery as the ground temperatures are quite warm.

Although the snow will be heavy at times, it likely won’t accumulate much on roadways until after dark.

Twenty crews are applying granular salt pre-wet with anti-ice brine to arterial streets and bus routes.

Wysocki says late spring storms are always difficult to forecast as the snow typically will melt at first due to warm ground temperatures.

“This should be winters last hurrah,” he said, adding this will likely go in the books as record snowfall in Lincoln for this date. The current record is about half of an inch.

 

 

 

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