Storm dumps up to 11 inches of snow in northern Iowa

News, Weather

May 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The snowstorm that hit the State overnight into early this (Thursday) morning, dumped up to nearly a foot of snow in northern Iowa. In Hancock County, 11-inches fell in the town of Britt, taking out tree branches. Near Whittemore, in Palo Alto County, 7.3-inches of heavy wet snow caused power lines and tree limbs to snap. Seven-inches of snow also fell in Emmet County, but there were no reports of damage.

In western Iowa, snowfall measured up to 6.2-inches over Harrison, and a small portion of northwest Pottawattamie County, while others in that same area saw between four-and five-inches covering the ground. Some surrounding received anywhere from three-to four inches of snow. A little further east, 2.3-inches of snow fell here in Atlantic, at the KJAN Studios, one-inch fell in Massena, while portions of central Iowa received just under one-inch of snow, including at the National Weather Service office in Johnston.

Some communities in our listening area, further to the north, received between three-and four-inches, including Jamaica, in Guthrie County, which reported 3.1-inches of snow. The heavy, slushy snow caused some traffic problems. Minor accidents were reported at some locations, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.