Like it or not, flurries are flying in parts of northern and north-central Iowa this morning. National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Deitch says it’s the first report of snow in the state this fall — and it certainly won’t be the last.
“I came in around 7 this morning and I was pleasantly surprised, too,” Deitch says. “We had snowfall reports in Clarion, also some in Webster City and Mason City.” None of it stuck and no measurable snow was reported in any of the communities. Deitch says the very cold air is holding steady over parts of northern Iowa, where lows overnight dipped into the 20s, so more snowflakes may be flying.
“It was just some real light flurries mixed in with the light drizzle,” Deitch says. “That should continue through this morning and then it should be all rain by this afternoon.” Despite this early chill, forecasters say high temperatures should be back in the upper 50s and low 60s by the weekend.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City