On the edge again: Worst of weekend storm missed Boone County

Drifted streets in Albion early Wednesday, Feb. 20.

While some areas of eastern and central Nebraska were receiving snowfall amounts ranging up to 10-12 inches last weekend, Albion and Boone County escaped the worst of it.
In the Albion area, strong winds moved some of the existing snow into drifts, but only a trace of new precipitation was recorded Saturday and Sunday by local weather observer Steve Wright.
However, cold temperatures and strong winds did arrive locally with the storm that moved from southwest through northeast across Nebraska.
High temperature on Sunday, Feb. 24, was in the teens, and thermometers dipped below zero on Monday morning.
The largest snowfall in Boone County was 6.2 inches (containing .37 of an inch of moisture) that accumulated Tuesday night into Wednesday, Feb. 19-20. A snow emergency was declared in the City of Albion for that storm. An additional 1.3 inches of snow was recorded Friday morning, Feb. 22.
Cold temperatures have continued since mid-February, and ice has accumulated in many locations. The last temperature reading above freezing was 49 degrees on Feb. 14.
Forecasts call for continued cold temperatures, along with some snow chances, through the end of February and into March.