Blizzards and Tornadoes = Spring

It’s been a crazy day of weather through the Midwest. We have seen more rain over the last couple days in northern Iowa than we have seen in the summer months the last couple years.
Here are some of the totals:
Des Moines…1.91″
Marshalltown…2.10″
Carroll…1.80″
Churdan…5.00″
Webster City…3.40″
Goldfield…4.00″
Algona…2.27″

While we were emptying our rain gauges… folks in Rapid City, SD were dealing with the most snow they ever had in one day. 20″ of snow fell at the Rapid City airport. Nothing in that city is rapid now.

Now we are waiting for our chance for snow…in NW Iowa. There is a chance for up to 5 inches in Sioux City…much more in South Dakota and Minnesota. SnowHere is the latest expected snowfall totals for the state.
We will have some rain/sleet/snow mix in the air by early morning…but no snow on the ground.
Roads will remain wet in Des Moines.

More serious weather was ripping through St. Louis last night.
3 tornadoes were confirmed in the St. Louis metro.
Trees were uprooted and thrown on to homes. Extensive damage included debris that was blocking roads.
Our Local TV LLC station in St. Louis is FOX 2. bhivbd2caaepnlz

Check out their coverage here… http://fox2now.com/2013/04/10/tornado-watch-in-effect-for-much-of-the-area/

More light rain, sleet and light snow will be a part of our Thursday morning in Des Moines…but there is a chance for some snow accumulation in northern Iowa.

The rest of the week is looking cool. I-Cubs open their season at Principal Park Friday… bring and jacket…but it should be dry. 7Day

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