How much snow piled up in your yard overnight? A look at snowfall totals from across Iowa.
Temperatures continue to be well below normal Friday WHO-HD, Special to the Register
We can all agree that Iowans like to size up how much snow landed in their yards almost as much as they like to complain about winter.
A winter storm swept through Iowa Saturday night, bringing high winds and blizzard conditions Sunday to make for a pretty treacherous end to the weekend. While eastern Iowa went largely untouched, western, northern and parts of central Iowa took a beating, clocking in with snowfall totals that ranged from a few inches to more than a foot of fresh snowfall.
At 6:30 a.m. Sunday, the Des Moines International Airport had seen 2.6 inches of new snowfall, according to the National Weather Service. The fresh powder was enough to break Des Moines' record for snowiest February, with 24.1 inches falling (so far) in February 2019, toppling the old record of 22.7 inches, set back in February 2008.
Council Bluffs had seen 8 inches as of 9 a.m. Sunday, and a whopping 15 fell in Buffalo Center, northwest of Mason City, by 9:45 a.m.
A winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect in Des Moines through 6 p.m. Sunday, with a blizzard warning in effect through the evening hours for much of the state north and west of the capital, according to the National Weather Service.
Reported Sunday totals from around the state include:
- Laurens: 16 inches as of 9:50 a.m.
- Ventura: 11 inches as of 9:40 a.m.
- Algona: 10 inches as of 7:30 a.m:
- Carroll: 10 inches as of 9:50 a.m.
- Fort Dodge: 9.5 inches as of 2:30 a.m.
- Denison: 9 inches as of 8:30 a.m.
- Ames: 7 inches as of 7 a.m.
- Mason City: 8 inches as of 11:10 a.m.
- Guthrie Center: 6 inches as of 9:50 a.m.
- Decorah: 4.5 inches as of 8:20 a.m.
- Okoboji: 3.3 inches as of midnight
- Clarinda: 3 inches as of 8 a.m.
- Sioux City: 3 inches as of 6 a.m.
- West Des Moines: 3 inches as of 7:45 a.m.
- Ankeny: 2.8 inches as of 9:30 a.m.
- Polk City: 2.6 inches as of 6:30 a.m.
- Cedar Falls: 2.3 inches as of 9 a.m.
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