Strong winds and areas of blowing snow prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory for the rest of the day in western and northern Nebraska.
Snow largely had ended at midday in the western Nebraska Panhandle with an average snowfall of an inch or less. However, winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour, gusting to more than 40 miles per hour, caused areas of blowing and drifting snow.
Several northern Panhandle schools and at least one in north-central Nebraska closed Monday because of the weather.
The weather service at 12 p.m. reported gusts to 47 miles per hour in Ainsworth, 46 in Sidney and Imperial, 45 in North Platte and 44 in Broken Bow.
Snow was falling in Broken Bow, Imperial and Valentine.
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