Another white blanket of snow spread across Iowa this morning, continuing what has been one of the wettest Decembers on record. National Weather Service meteorologist, Steve Teachout, says much of Iowa is getting measurable snowfall.
Teachout says they’ve had reports of two to four inches from a Des Moines to Waterloo block, and north of the line from Perry to Ames, there’s an inch to a half inch of new snow. He says the snow should be easing up around noon in central Iowa, and later this afternoon as it moves out of eastern Iowa.
Teachout says the snowy trend doesn’t look to end anytime soon. He says we continue to be in a pattern where we get snow about every other day, and that pattern will continue with a chance for light snow on Sunday night into Monday. Teachout says continual snow isn’t that unusual a thing to see this time of year.
Teachout says there are strong northwesterly winds and some cool temperatures that squeeze all the precipitation out of the air, and then a strong energy system comes off the Rockies an pushes another system through. Don’t plan on the snow melting away very quickly, as the temperatures aren’t expected to get much warmer. He says temperatures will be near normal in the upper 20’s, with 30 degrees on Saturday and temperatures in the mid teens overnight.
The extended forecast calls for much of the same with temps in the mid 20’s across the south with teens up across the north. Teachout says the new year won’t bring much change in the weather pattern.