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December 22, 2013

UPDATED 8:42 a.m.: Some churches canceling services after 5-6 inches of snow fall

CENTERVILLE — UPDATE 8:42 a.m.:The area received approximately 5-6 inches of snow from Saturday night into Sunday morning. Areas like Humeston in Wayne County received the bulk of the snowfall, as they reported 8 inches on Sunday morning. As of 8:44 a.m., Blockton received the most snow fall that has been reported thus far. A trained storm spotter reported that the Taylor County town received 9 inches of snow.

Some churches have canceled their Sunday service in the area. We are tracking those as well as any weather related photos, road conditions and updates at http://www.dailyiowegian.com/storm/x1186892610/Storify-Pre-Christmas-winter-storm.

 

UPDATE 10:41 p.m.: Road conditions in the area have already deteriorated in the area as a brief wintry mix has roads covered in snow and ice. The second round is currently enterin the area and heavy snow will begin falling over night in Sunday morning, with accumulations from 6-10 inches possible in Appanoose and Wayne counties. Stay tuned to www.dailyiowegian.com for updates. You can also follow along here for more updates: Click here to go to our ongoing winter storm coverage for the latest updates.

 

UPDATE 3:53 p.m.: Forecasters are continually changing the estimated time that snow will begin falling in the area, with forecasts from the National Weather Service changing multiple times each hour. As of now, the weather service is expecting snow to begin falling at 5 p.m.

 

UPDATE 2:25 p.m.: An updated forecast has again changed the estimated time of arrival for the expected winter storm on Saturday. The National Weather Service now predicts a freezing rain shower around 5 p.m. Saturday, followed by a sleet/snow mixture beginning around 6 p.m. before the precipitation turns to all snow around 7 p.m. The latest accumulation estimation for the Centerville area is just under 7 inches by Sunday morning. Click here to go to our ongoing winter storm coverage for the latest updates.

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