Central and northeast Nebraska's snowfall Tuesday is occurring about on schedule for that area.
Ken Dewey, an applied climatologist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has pulled the maps from the Midwest Regional Climate Center that chronicle the season's typical first snowfall.
Central and northeast Nebraska tend to see their first snowfall in the first two weeks of November. That's certainly the case this year, with Tuesday's Nov. 5 snow.
On average, Omaha sees its first measurable snow during the last week of November.
The deadly blizzard that struck northwest Nebraska in early October was unusual, as is clear on these maps.
In that part of the state, the average first snow typically occurs a week or two later in October. Many of the cattle that died would have lived if the storm hadn't come through so early.
Read Ken Dewey's blog post