A couple of cities in northwest Iowa received the most snow from Monday’s winter storm. Ben Moyer is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He says Sioux City received nearly 10 inches of snow, while 9 inches was recorded in Pocahontas.
A large area of northeast Iowa reported at least a half foot of snow, closing schools and contributing to a number of traffic accidents. “Anywhere from near Waterloo up towards Dubuque, they got 6 to 8 inches,” Moyer said. Another storm system is expected to arrive in Iowa Wednesday morning.
Moyer expects that system to bring an additional half inch of snow and bitterly cold air, with afternoon temperatures dropping into the single digits. In northern Iowa, temps could hit zero by nightfall.
“The wind chill index will be rather low again Wednesday evening, with index values of 20 to 30 below zero,” Moyer said. Temperatures are expected to warm up a bit by Friday with yet another chance for snow.