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Light snow and sleet in Greeley County

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The evergreen tree in front of the Jarrod Schmidt home was frost-covered on Friday morning.

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The evergreen tree in front of the Jarrod Schmidt home was frost-covered on Friday morning.

Greeley County received some light snow and sleet this past Thursday, Jan.16, but the major part of the winter storm was to the north and east of Greeley County. The Tribune weather station reported 0.11 inches of precipitation at their Friday morning, Jan. 18 reading. This was the first precipitation that has been recorded at the station in 2020. The normal for the first 20 days of January is 0.32 inches, which is 0.21 inches above the amount received. A light sleet and snow began falling in Tribune on Thursday afternoon and continued through the night. According to the National Weather Service precipitation maps all of Greeley County received some moisture. Most of the county received from .10 - .25 inches except for the northwest quadrant, which received less, from .01 to 0.10 inches. The high temperatures for the past week fell from a high of 55º on Jan. 13 to a high of 28º on Wednesday and then rose back to 59º the next day on Friday. The snow and ice that fell on Thursday night quickly evaporated on Friday. The low for the week was 8º on Thursday morning, Jan. 16. The average soil temperatures for the past week in Greeley County were 32º on Jan. 14, 15, 16, and 17º, and 33º on Jan. 18, 19, and 20. The average wind speed for the past week in Greeley County was 5,7 mph with a high of 28.6 mph on Friday, Jan. 17.
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