PLATTSMOUTH – Like much of the nation, Plattsmouth got caught in the grasp of a massive cold front, particularly Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning, plunging temperatures to lows not felt in years.
According to the National Weather Service in Valley, the Plattsmouth Airport recorded a wind chill of minus 36 degrees at 1:55 a.m. Wednesday. Winds were recorded coming out of the northwest at 20 mph with gusts up to 23 mph at that time.
The actual air temperature at that time was minus 14 degrees, according to the weather service.
The lowest air temperature during those overnight hours was minus 15 degrees between 4:55 and 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.
As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the air temperature was minus 11 degrees with a wind chill of minus 23 degrees, according to the weather service.
The weather caused the cancellation of all Cass County schools on Wednesday. Mail delivery service was also cancelled.
Fortunately, the forecast for the next few days will be much warmer. Friday is to be sunny with a high of 35 degrees with that evening’s low dipping down to around 27 degrees.
Saturday’s temperature will climb to the upper 40s with a slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Sunday will even be warming with temperatures getting into the low 50s.
Temperatures will start dipping down again early next week with Tuesday’s high reaching only 25 degrees.