National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

A strong weather system moved into the Sandhills and southwest Nebraska the night of Saturday, March 31, and left accumulating snow for Easter morning, Sunday, April 1. The axis of heaviest snowfall generally lies near I-80 from the panhandle into south central Nebraska. North Platte received Easter snow for the first time since 2004 and the second highest snowfall on Easter since 1874 with 2.8" (storm total including snow before midnight was 4.4"). The record Easter snowfall is 12", set March 29, 1891.