Watches, warnings and advisories issued so far

Posted at 12:58 PM, Feb 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 13:58:27-05

A look at the watches, warnings and advisories for the viewing area in advance of the Groundhog Day storm.


The Omaha metro area will be under a Winter Storm Warning from midnight Monday to 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Areas to the north will be under a Blizzard Warning during that same time period. To the south, a Winter Weather Advisory runs from 3 a.m. Tuesday to 4 a.m. Wednesday.

"You can see Omaha, Lincoln - Winter Storm Warnings. There's the Blizzard Warning, again just a little bit better shot of hitting that blizzard criteria with those winds being the key with this. We need them at 35 mph sustained for a period of three hours or longer. And of course, the snow. We're going to get the snow, its just how strong will the winds be across the area from Omaha to the north,"  said Meteorologist Ryan McPike.

SEE ALSO: Severe Weather Alert Team Daily Forecast

Omaha and some surrounding communities have already declared snow emergencies for this storm. 

RELATED LINK: Snow emergencies in Omaha, metro communities

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Douglas County and Omaha officials plan to give a briefing on preparations at 4 p.m. on Monday. You'll be able to watch on