CUSTER COUNTY–The National Weather Service (NWS) in North Platte has announced that blizzard conditions will continue until later this evening. The blizzard warning has been extended until 10 p.m. for Custer, Boyd, Holt, Wheeler, and Garfield Counties.
Winds will subside by 10 p.m. Areas of blowing snow will continue in open areas until wind speeds drop below 35 mph.
Hazards, Timing and Duration: Though snow is ending, gusty winds of 35 to 45 mph will produce areas of blowing snow this evening. This will lead to blizzard conditions with near zero visibilities in open areas. The threat for blowing snow will decrease as winds diminish by 10 p.m. this evening.
Areas Impacted: Locations along and east of Highway 183 in Custer County, Highway 11 in Garfield County and Highway 281 in Holt County.
Confidence: Moderate for additional snow amounts. High regarding wind and blowing snow.
Visibilities reduced to near zero at times in open areas due to blowing snow. Snow will end west to east this evening. Strong winds gusting 35 to 45 mph will continue into the early evening producing areas of blowing and drifting snow.