Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Winter Storm (Dec. 16) Update #3

The snow has subsided over most of the state, with only a few flurries or light snow showers over eastern Iowa. Total snowfall amounts were generally 3-4 inches over the state, with a few locations seeing a little more or little less. The highest amount through the Des Moines NWS office was near 5 inches in Jefferson. Here in Ames we saw just about 4 inches of the fluffy white stuff fall throughout the day...

Some hazardous travel conditions occurred when the roadways were completely covered, with a few accidents being reported throughout the state. Just a short update here, I've attached the general snowfall image from the Des Moines NWS to give you an idea of how the snowfall accumulated over the state.

Look for an update tomorrow morning that will give you the forecast for the next winter storm that will move across the state on Thursday. A Winter Storm Watch has already been issued for much of eastern and southern Iowa where significant ice/sleet/snow is possible. For a quick look at what is possible, the latest weather story from Des Moines is a sight to see: