Up to 8.5 inches of snow fell in the Omaha area on Sunday when a surprisingly severe winter storm struck eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, driving the city towards near-record seasonal snowfall and causing numerous accidents.
Heavy snowfall brings Omaha into the previous season record, which leads to numerous falls
The National Weather Service reported 8.5 inches in Bellevue and 8 inches in Council Bluffs.
Officially, Omaha got 7.6 inches, based on readings at Eppley Airfield. That wasn’t a daily record, but it was enough to make Omaha’s second snowiest snow season, 2020-21, said Taylor Nicolaisen, a weather service meteorologist. The weather service defines the snow season as October to September.
So far this season, Omaha has got 47.9 inches based on the readings at Eppley, Nicolaisen said. The record at this point in the season is 48.1 inches in …