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(Neb)-Steam Blamed For Higher Snowfall

By: John Axtell Posted at: 12/04/2018 11:51 PM
NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) - A National Weather Service meteorologist says steam from one or more plants on the east side of Norfolk helped generate snow that blew south to Seward and Lincoln.
 
     Brian Barjenbruch of the agency's office in Valley says the conditions were just right Monday for the phenomenon as the steam interacted with ice already in the clouds, allowing more snow to form - similar to lake-effect snow in which cold, dry air passes over warmer water.
 
     The narrow snow band dropped about 2" of snow east of Madison by Monday afternoon, and Barjenbruch says it was separate from the intermittent precipitation that fell on other parts of eastern Nebraska.


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