FIRST SNOW: Snow Drought Record Ends


On Saturday, Des Moines broke the record for most consecutive days without snow going 279 days without seeing measurable snow fall.

That changed Sunday morning when residents woke up to less than an inch of snow on the ground. 

Some areas up north were lucky to see a little more than that. 

Even though there wasn’t much to play with kids still got outside to build snowmen or even attempt to sled. 

Most of the accumulation melted by noon.

Some residents say it was a nice introduction to winter.

“It didn’t stick around long enough so we’d have to shovel a lot. I think having to shovel would have made us realize that here’s the snow for the first time,” said Des Moines resident, Tim Phifer.

The previous record for days without snow was set back in 1889.

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