Second snowstorm of the season drops more than 4″

News, Weather

December 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The snow is still falling across northwest and north-central Iowa, with two to four new inches of flakes on the ground. 13 counties across the region are under a Winter Weather Advisory through noon. Meteorologist Mindy Beerends, at the National Weather Service, says the flurries will be flying for a while yet. The light snow and flurries should linger throughout the morning and may start to taper off mid- to late-afternoon. She reminds — the roads are slick and visibility may be reduced by blowing snow.

Here in Atlantic, we received nine-tenths (.9″) of an inch of snow for the 24-hour period that ended today at 7-a.m.  That melted into four one-hundredths (.04″) of an inch of liquid precipitation.

From 7-a.m. to 8-a.m., we had picked up an additional tenth-of-an inch (.1″), and light continue was continuing to fall as of 8:40-a.m.