Winter wonderland


Ryan Hermens

Sidney – and the region – was blanketed in snow and gusty winds on Tuesday. A meteorologist at the National Weather Service said 8 to 10 inches of snow could fall before the storm passes.

Tuesday brought below freezing temperatures, wind, snow accumulation and school cancelations.

According to the Cheyenne, Wyo., National Weather Service Forecast Office, the entire Nebraska Panhandle is under a winter storm warning scheduled until 3 a.m. Wednesday.

"Right now Sidney is in the brunt of the storm for the rest of the afternoon," said Steve Rubin, meteorologist at the Cheyenne office, late Tuesday morning. "The airport in Sidney reported wind gusts up to 30 mph. North winds will remain from 25 to 35 mph."

Rubin added that snow accumulation could reach up to a foot of snow in so...

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