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A disturbance lifting out of the southern Plains generated an area of snowfall across far southeast South Dakota, northeast Nebraska, northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota on Sunday, January 12. An initial, fairly narrow band developed Sunday morning from northeast Nebraska into northwest Iowa, and lifted north toward Interstate 90 by early afternoon. As the main system moved into the area during the afternoon, additional snowfall expanded from eastern Nebraska into northwest Iowa. The snowfall contracted into a couple of locally heavier bands, with general 1 to 3 inches of snowfall surrounding narrow zones of 4 to 7 inches.

Storm Total Snowfall from January 12
Storm Total Snowfall from January 12, 2020
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