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'18-'19 Winter Storm #17

Posted: 17 Feb 2019 09:17 PM, Views: 145
Tags:   winter1819  
The winter storms continue at a frantic pace and continue to pile up the snow totals over Iowa. The most recent round brought six to ten inches over a good portion of the state. The snow created for terrible travel conditions early Sunday morning, but light winds helped to get the situation back under control by late Sunday. These late season snow events are also helped by an ever increasing sun incidence angle and lengthening days, both helping to clear concrete surfaces. The featured map will be regenerated on Monday once more totals are reported from the COOP and CoCoRaHS networks.
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