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Sidney Area Blasted With Spring Snow

The Panhandle region welcomed spring with a dose of heavy wet snow and wind last week.

As the first day of spring arrived, so did moisture-heavy snow, resulting in power outages and closed roads throughout the region.

The National Weather Service recorded readings near Sidney from clear but overcast and breezy on Tuesday afternoon to windy and heavy snow on Thursday. Between then, the area also experienced heavy fog officially reducing visibility at the airport to a quarter-mile before falling to as close as .15 mile on Wednesday morning, Feb. 18.

Thursday afternoon changed from light rain/sno...


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