Winter Returns To Iowa With Late Week Snow Storm
Only in Iowa can you have tornado sirens one day and a winter storm watch several days later. After multiple twisters touched down yesterday all eyes now turn to Wednesday and Thursday as a snowstorm heads our way that could bring a lot of snow to some in the Hawkeye state.
As I drove into work today I wondered how many Iowans remember what snow looks like. A glance at neighborhoods, including mine, won't find much anymore. I have one small pile in my backyard that my dog likes to visit. I think he wonders where all the white stuff went too. But leave it to mother nature to quickly remind us what January in Iowa is supposed to be like. Our weather partners over at KCRG report that there is already a winter storm watch that goes into effect Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. The watch covers counties in mainly central and northern Iowa but does stretch as far south as Black Hawk county.
So how much snow can we expect in the Corridor? It still depends on the track of the storm. At its current status, the highest amounts of snow would be along and north of a line from Waterloo to Ames to Atlantic, Iowa. Snowfall totals could be near 9 inches in some spots, according to KCRG. Here in Eastern Iowa, the precipitation could be mixed at times resulting in lower snowfall totals. The Iowa Storm Chasing Network posted its precipitation predictions on its Facebook page yesterday.
Travel will be affected greatly on the Wednesday evening drive home and the morning commute on Thursday. The track of the storm could still change so keep checking back in for the latest as winter comes back to Iowa.