Storm Drops 6″+ of Snow Across Central Iowa

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DES MOINES, Iowa –Snow continues to fall across Central Iowa this evening as a winter storm moves across the state. Snow started to fall in central Iowa early Monday afternoon.

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A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 3 a.m. Tuesday. The strong winds will continue to create dangerous wind chills and blowing snow.


Snow will continue to fall through the evening hours. Winds will increase and will be sustained at 10 to 20 mph. Gusts overnight will be up to 30 mph. Blowing snow will become a problem and will reduce the visibility through the night and into the morning on Tuesday. Tuesday morning will most likely be a slow drive into work. The snow will be done but snow covered roads and blowing snow will continue.


Maxwell: 7"
Polk City: 6.8"
Des Moines: 6.2"
Johnston: 6"
Dayton: 5.5"
Ames: 5"
Creston: 2"


The Iowa Department of Transportation reminds travelers that blowing snow can greatly reduce visibility and cause periods of white out conditions. If you experience reduced visibility while driving, you are urged to pull off the roadway at the nearest safe location and wait to travel until conditions have improved.



A mass of cold air will move in to the state as the storm moves through. The coldest day of the week will be Wednesday with a morning low of -10 and a daytime high of only -2. Click here for full forecast details.


  • Jared

    I thought Jeri Ann said the snow would not hit the Des Moines Metro area when she reported this morning. Probably time to update some equipment. LOL!

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