Boone County area had extremely cold wind chills Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 21-23, but snowfall amounts were mostly light.
Bone chilling cold wind chills as low as 50 degrees below zero were recorded Thursday evening, Dec. 22, at the Albion Airport, with actual air temperature, and the lowest actual air temperature that night was 18 degrees below zero. Wind velocities as high as 38 miles per hour out of the northwest were recorded during the three-day arctic invasion. Temperatures began moderating on Friday and were back in the single digits above zero by Saturday.
National Weather Service had issued several bulletins advising Nebraskans in advance of the cold snap.
Area counties included in this early advisory were Boone, Antelope, Madison and Platte.