Record daily snowfall was recorded in Des Moines Wednesday totaling 6.1″. That crushed the old record of 3.1″ set in 1950. Storm total snowfall beginning late Tuesday night was 6.4″. There were several locations recording over 6″ of snow. Most of those reports coming from eastern Iowa.
Thursday’s high temperature of 13° was recorded at midnight and temperatures will steadily drop throughout the day. A wind chill advisory is in effect until noon on Friday for the northern half of the state including Polk county. Winds will be sustained at 15-25 mph and gusts will reach 30 mph. Wind chills will be dangerous at 20-30 below zero. The main concern with this advisory is frostbite on exposed skin. Isolated flurries are possible Thursday and better snow chances exist for Friday especially in north and eastern Iowa.