Iowa February 23, 2019
Non-Stop Snow Has Been Hitting Iowa – And There’s More Coming
Iowans are used to brutal winters, because that’s just part of life in the Midwest. This year, though, it seems like we’ve been stuck in a snowglobe. The seemingly endless snow started picking up at the end of 2018 after a mild start, and has been battering eastern Iowa for the past two months straight.
All throughout the Hawkeye State, Iowans are stuck in an unusually snowy winter. It seems like every two or three days, more fluff falls from the sky onto our just-shoveled sidewalks.
Snowmobilers have been enjoying the constant new powder, and Iowa's kids are now experts on the best sled hills in town.
This snowy winter hasn't been all fun and games, though. January and February have been plagued with icy roads, power outages, and transportation troubles from every corner of the state.
In Waterloo, the season's snow total is already up to 54.1 inches. The record is 59.4 inches, from the winter of 1961-1962. That could be broken as early as next week, when another storm is forecast to blow through.
Des Moines and the Quad Cities have not been spared! DSM will break the record for snowiest 40 day period that was set back in 1912! In Davenport, businesses have had more snow days than ever before.
Even Iowans who love fresh snow are getting sick of shoveling. If you haven't found a neighbor with a snowblower yet, you're probably ready to fly south.
You may have noticed more sun dogs in the air, too. These cold weather phenomenons have been popping up pretty frequently thanks to the cold, moist air.
While there's no question that a snow-covered Iowa is a beautiful Iowa, those living in the Eastern part of the state are ready for spring to come soon. Unfortunately, the forecasts just show more snow heading our way.
While we aren’t close to breaking the overall snow record, many towns are on target to top their snowiest February in history! Can you remember a winter more snowy than this?
If you’re in the DSM area, now is the perfect time to discover that
Iowa Is Home To The Country’s Most Underrated Snow Tubing Park, because you’ll sure want to visit!