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 Event Overview

A spring snow storm (or late winter storm) brought a heavy band of wet, sticky snow to central and southern Iowa on the evening of Thursday, April 16 to the early morning of Friday, April 17, 2020. A sharp gradient of the snowfall setup and generally Interstate 80 was the cutoff of the heaviest snowfall to the snow and lighter amounts to the north. North of I-80, reports ranged from trace to around 4 inches, which 3-4 inches was common in the Des Moines Metro. Further south, especially the two rows of counties in far southern Iowa, had a band of 8-12 inches with a few isolated higher snowfall reports in Wayne, Decatur, Ringgold, and Taylor Counties. The snow stuck to trees, bushes, power lines and made for some amazing photos across central Iowa. Sunshine quickly melted off the snow later Friday morning and into the afternoon hours and all the snow except a small batch across southern Iowa had melted off by the time the sun set Friday night.

Accumulated snowfall across Central and Southern Iowa from April 16 to the morning of April 17, 2020.
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Murray, IA. Photo courtesy of Gregory Clark Lamoni, IA. Photo courtesy of Alex Pickman via Twitter Chariton, IA. Photo courtesy of Greg Watsabaugh via Twitter
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