New snowstorm is headed for Iowa, up to 5″ for NW quarter of state

News, Weather

December 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Another week, another snowstorm. A large portion of Iowa is about to get dumped on, according to meteorologist Mindy Beerends at the National Weather Service office in Johnston. A storm system is moving out of the Rockies, tracking east, which will bring us persistent snow starting this afternoon, through tonight and into tomorrow.

At last check, 25 counties in northwest and north-central Iowa are under a Winter Weather Advisory. Beerends says conditions won’t be as bad as last week’s blizzard, but some areas of Iowa will be getting another good dose of snow.

“Right now, mostly across the northern half of Iowa, we’re looking right around three to four inches and there could be a few five-inch reports by the time the snow tapers off sometime Friday,” she says.

The weekend forecast calls for clearing skies and dry weather, with high temperatures warming slightly into the 20s and near-30.

(Radio Iowa)