Southwest Iowa has the deepest snow from the storm that’s rolled across Iowa. The National Weather Service reports Randolph had eight inches and there was seven inches in Little Sioux. National Weather Service meteorologist John Pollack tracked the storm from the agency’s Valley, Nebraska office. Pollack says the storm got a late start because the ground-level air was so dry, the snow evaporated before it reached the ground and the snow storm didn’t really get going until that air got more humid. While it’s been an incredibly dry winter, Pollack says winter is the least important season when it comes to precipitation, as only 10 percent of the yearly precip comes during the winter. He say spring is the critical time.Pollack says if this is a typical El Nino year, there may be some big storms in late winter.Pollack says winds will keep temperatures cold throughout the remainder of this week, and those winds will cause blowing and drifting snow in rural areas. Up to 10 inches fell in some parts of southeast Nebraska.
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