A little more than a week after temperatures touched 60 degrees, more than eight inches of snow fell in Centerville.
Most snowfall amounts were reported between 5-8 inches in Appanoose County and around southern Iowa, which was the hardest hit in the snow storm that hit Friday and Saturday.
Though some local amounts were heavier. An unconfirmed report of 14.5 inches was made to the National Weather Service three miles southwest of Udell. That’s the largest tally in the state from the storm.
The Centerville airport logged 8.7 inches between the two days.
A resident in Moravia measured five inches of snow and another report in Rathbun tallied 5.6 inches. Measurements between 9.3 and 10 inches were reported in Albia.
The snow began around 3 p.m. Friday and continued into the evening on Saturday nearly nonstop.
A snow ordinance was triggered for Centerville and other surrounding towns, and many sporting events on Friday and Saturday were cancelled, including the annual Mike Halupnick Big Red Varsity Wrestling Invitational that was scheduled for Saturday.
The snow is expected to stay on the ground for a while. Temperatures will briefly be above freezing on Tuesday, but the high is only 36 degrees. There’s another chance of snow on Friday in the extended forecast, according to the National Weather Service.
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