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Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 48F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph..
Partly cloudy skies. Low around 25F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph.
Updated: February 17, 2020 @ 12:24 pm
You think a few inches of snow can be bad? Check out the 10 heaviest daily snowfalls in Omaha history. All data from the National Weather Service.
No. 10: The only entry on the list of the 21st century saw 10.5 inches of snow fall on Jan. 5, 2005.
Iowa and Nebraska prepared for a "wintry blast" in 2005, when Omaha received 10.5 inches of snow.
No. 9: Omaha was hit with 10.6 inches of snow on Jan. 5, 1932.
A record-breaking snowstorm hit Omaha on Jan. 5, 1932, when the area got 10.6 inches of snow — the most ever recorded on a January day at the time.
No. 8: 11.5 inches fell in Omaha on Jan. 27, 1949.
The Jan. 27, 1949, winter storm brought 11.5 inches of snow to Omaha, which hardly compared to the 40 inches that blasted Chadron, Nebraska, earlier in the month, The World-Herald wrote on Jan. 27, 1949.
No. 7: On Feb. 18, 1908, a storm dumped 11.7 inches on Omaha.
A cartoon printed in the Feb. 19, 1908, edition of The World-Herald anticipates how people will remember the storm decades later. The Omaha area received 11.7 inches of snow the previous day.
No. 6: Omaha saw 12.1 inches of snow on Jan. 10, 1975.
The Jan. 10, 1975, winter storm was among the deadliest snowstorms in Omaha history, claiming the lives of six people.
No. 5: Omaha saw a snowfall of 12.8 inches on Feb. 21, 1945
The Feb. 21, 1945, storm brought 12.8 inches of snow to the Omaha area. Pictured is a truck foreman lending a helping hand to a car stuck in the snow.
More photos from the Feb. 21, 1945, snowstorm.
No. 3 (tie): It snowed 13 inches in Omaha again on March 15, 1923.
The March 15, 1923, snowstorm — which produced 13 inches of snow — claimed the lives of three in the Omaha area.
No. 3 (tie): It snowed 13 inches on Dec. 7, 1892 — the only 19th century entry on the list, largely due to a lack of earlier accurate weather data.
No. 2: It snowed 13.7 inches in Omaha on Feb. 23, 1942
Despite nearly 14 inches of snow, the Feb. 24, 1942, edition of The World-Herald reported that classes were still in session. Previous generations walked to school uphill both ways, as they say.
No. 1: It snowed a whopping 18.3 inches in Omaha on Feb. 11, 1965
The same storm that dropped more than 18 inches in Omaha dumped as much as 30 inches in Clatonia, Nebraska.
Omaha's already seen more than a normal winter's worth of snow, and there's plenty of winter left. More than 36 inches had fallen before this latest snow. In an average winter, the metro area gets 26.5 inches.
The National Weather Service is warning of the potential for blizzard conditions in the Omaha metro area Saturday, as a weekend storm system reaches peak intensity.
That hill at 90th Street and West Dodge Road appears insurmountable when the street is snowpacked and your ride is a Ford Focus. Or a Maxima. Or a Camry.
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