By Julie Ann Madden
More than half a foot of snow was predicted for parts of Iowa — locally about 3 inches was the forecast.
As of Monday, the second of three consecutive days of predicted snowfall this week, Sioux City had received 3.5 inches, Rock Valley, 2.3 inches and Sioux Center 5 inches, according to National Weather Service – Sioux Falls, S.D.’s Meteorologist Janice Maldonado.
East of this area was to get up to a foot of snow in areas such as Spencer, Storm Lake and Sac City.
This March winter storm began Sunday with blasts of intermittent snow and windy conditions.
By Sunday early evening the snowfall had begun in earnest.
According to Sioux County sheriff’s text messages, the county was under a Winter Weather Advisory until 7 a.m., Monday.
Akron-Westfield classes were delayed two hours Monday morning giving city, county and state employees a chance to clear the snow from roadways.
KTIV News forecast by T.J. Springer stated the high temperature would be about 25 for Monday but 60 degrees by Saturday.