March Snowstorm Biggest of the Winter Season

The snow that fell Sunday night into Monday was the most we’ve seen all winter in eastern Iowa.


Nearly seven inches of snow fell in Manchester over the past 24 hours – easily beating the three to four inch snowfalls we saw during the first three weekends in December.


KCRG-TV9 Meteorologist Kaj O’Mara says that’s pretty impressive considering it’s March and spring is just a week away.

Waterloo had over ten inches of snow and Central City reported nine and a half. Independence and Monticello had about seven inches of snow, and Cascade saw close to five inches.

Most area schools cancelled classes for the day. Many roads remained mostly snow-covered Monday morning, but have been improving throughout the day.

O’Mara says the snow means we’ll see colder temperatures for a few days. Some very cold air will be moving in Tuesday night with lows around zero, but he says temperatures should slowly warm into the 50’s by the weekend.

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(photo taken in Central City courtesy of Darrin Charlier/NWS)