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Wet windy week will start tomorrow, clear for tonight’s Blood Moon

Published: Apr. 6, 2022 at 7:39 PM CDT|Updated: May. 15, 2022 at 10:49 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - For those looking forward to the Blood Moon and Eclipse tonight, conditions are favorable! We may see a few clouds move into the region as time goes on, especially in the Scottsbluff region, that shouldn’t obstruct the viewing too much.

KNOP Blood Moon
KNOP Blood Moon(KNOP Blood Moon)

Right now a high pressure system is over the region, but it will be moving out tomorrow when a low pressure system moves in. This will trigger faster wind speeds and possible precipitation. Expect some scattered thunderstorms across the region, but none of them are expected to be severe at the time of writing.

Thunderstorms are possible again on Tuesday, with the rain leaving couds behind on Wednesday. The rain will return sometime overnight Wednesday into Thursday. With a strong cold front moving in sometime on Thursday night, these could turn into severe storms. The National Weather Service has not reached a consensus on storm potential yet.

KNOP 5.15 7 Day
KNOP 5.15 7 Day(KNOP 5.15 7 Day)

Scottsbluff can expect similar conditions to North Platte for the beginning of the week, with rain possible on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday and Friday we will see more wind in the region with storm potential towards the end of the weekend.

KNOP KNEP 5.15 7 Day
KNOP KNEP 5.15 7 Day(KNOP KNEP 5.15 7 Day)

We saw some scattered showers yesterday, unfortunately they only left trace amounts of precipitation across the region which does not help our drought. North Platte specifically did not receive any measurable precipitation according to the National Weather Service.

KNOP 24 Hour Precipitation Totals 5/14-15
KNOP 24 Hour Precipitation Totals 5/14-15(KNOP 24 Hour Precipitation Totals 5/14-15)

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