Mid Day Update- Preliminary Snowfall Reports

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Short term- The Major winter storm continues. In northern/northwestern Iowa conditions are very significant at this time and travel is not advised. I-29 is closed near Sioux City because of such poor conditions. Many cities are here are reporting heavy snow and whiteout conditions and winds are also very strong causing substantial blowing and drifting. Winds over over 50MPH was reported at Spencer. Cities such Sioux City, Orange City, Sibley, Spencer, Fort Dodge, Webster City and Clear Lake, Cresco and Decorah are just some of the cities where this storm is causing significant issues. The center of the storm’s low pressure is currently located near Wichita, KS and it is moving northeast, because of this warm air is being pulled into central and southern Iowa which is actually improving conditions quite a bit in these areas as temperatures are warming to the middle 30s to near 40. Conditions will continue to improve from the Highway 30 corridor south. Those in Omaha, Des Moines, Ames, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Davenport can expect improving travel until 2pm. Those in far south Iowa along Highway 2 were lucky enough to see mostly rain Clarinda, Lamoni, Centerville, to Fort Madison saw little to no snow with this storm so far.


Preliminary Snowfall Reports Updated: 12pm


Moorhead 9.20″
Rockwell City 8.0″
Fort Dodge 7.50″
Mason City 6.50″
Sheldon 6.0″
Omaha 5.50″
Webster City 5.0″
Fort Atkinson 4.0″
Ames 4.0″
Atlantic 4.0″
Glenwood 4.0″
State Center 3.30″
Charles City 3.10″
Waterloo 3.20″
Lorimore 3.0″
Boone 2.60″
Des Moines 2.50″
New Hampton 2.00″
Polk City 2.00″
Clive 1.60″
Cumming 1.50″
Independence 1.0″
Cedar Rapids 1.0″
Stanwood 0.04″

Other Reports

Mount Pleasant, Sleet/Thunder
West Chester, Sleet/Thunder
Cedar Rapids, Thundersnow
Ames, Thundersnow
Mason City, Whiteout conditions
Davenport, Sleet
Le Mars, Whiteout Conditions

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