Northern Iowa is Target of Latest Winter Storm

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The snow is winding down in Central Iowa as a strong area of low pressure that brought heavy snow across Northern and Eastern Iowa since Sunday evening is pulling away. The heaviest snow fell in far Northern Iowa. The highest totals being 13″ in Emmet County. The Des Moines Metro saw totals ranging from 1 to 3″.

Here are some of the latest totals as of 9 AM:

Ringsted 13.0″
Clear Lake 8.0″
Iowa Falls 6.0″
Fort Dodge 5.7″
Eldora 5.0″
Webster City 4.5″
Grimes 4.0″
Carroll 3.5″
Marshalltown 3.5″
Pella 2.3″
Des Moines (airport) 1.6″
Audubon 1.0″
Atlantic 0.5″

Skies will be cloudy with some flurries at times through the rest of the morning. Temperatures will hold steady near 30 degrees. It will be blustery this afternoon with winds from the north from 10 to 20 mph, so blowing snow may be a concern. Skies will clear out Tuesday with partly sunny skies and temperatures will hold in the upper 20s and low 30s.

The end of the week will be significantly warmer in the mid 40s to mid 50s, plus a chance of rain on St. Patrick’s Day.