Winter Storm Q Tracker: Snowfall Predictions for Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas

Here's the latest, courtesy of The Weather Channel:

Nebraska

- Snow will begin falling in western Nebraska on Wednesday evening, hampering Omaha traffic on Thursday morning.

- Accumulations of more than a foot are possible east of a line extending from Hayes Center in the southwest to Valentine in the north.

- The city of Grand Island has declared a "snow emergency" beginning at noon on Wednesday, which forbids parking along emergency snow routes. So, if you can't find parking in Grand Island ... that's still probably not why.

- Please refer to all such alerts as "Snowmergencies" in the future.

- The Thursday spring career fair at the University of Nebraska in Kearney is cancelled.

- In Lincoln, the legislature has postponed all Thursday afternoon committee hearings - even the ones on corn.

- In Omaha, Mayor Jim Suttle suggested employers "stagger" the release of employees on Thursday to prevent traffic jams. So if you find yourself working late during a blizzard, blame Mayor Jim Suttle.

- Snowmergencies issued in Lincoln, Omaha, and Council Bluffs.

- Lincoln public schools canceled classes for Wednesday. Go build a snowman!

- University of Nebraska at Ohama has canceled classes as well, leaving countless frat boys with nothing to do but toss snowballs at nerds.

Iowa

- Expect the storm to hit by 8 a.m. on Thursday morning; winds will blow northeast across the state.

- West of I-35, up to a foot of snow is expected in an eerily geographically specific forecast.

- Snow will be "light and fluffy," so expect "blowing and drifting."

Kansas

- Governor Brownback has closed state government Thursday through Friday morning, leaving countless bureaucrats with nothing to do but get snowballs tossed at them.

- Snowfall of an inch an hour is possible in north central Kansas.

- Kansas City can expect nearly 10 inches - the biggest snowfall in as many as two years! In Kansas City, that is notable.

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