Friday, December 19, 2008

Winter Storm (Dec. 18) Recap

A dangerous winter storm created havoc for much of the state of Iowa, and surrounding locations. Snowfall was prominent throughout the northern half of the state where 5 inches or greater was seen. The heaviest snowfall was in parts of northwest and northeast Iowa where reports of greater than 8 inches were received. Luckily this snow was very light and fluffy, and with little in the way of wind it was not a problem to get off of the roads. The other concern was the ice and sleet that occurred over much of central and southern Iowa, the heaviest amounts seemed to be in localized locations across southern Iowa. Images of the snow accumulations and ice accumulations via the NWS Des Moines are posted below.

Ice Accumulations

Snow Accumulations