Blizzard resembles scenes of yesteryears

Posted February 28, 2019 at 6:00 am

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By Julie Ann Madden

The Midwest was hit hard by Old Man Winter’s antics this past week.

First, it was snow and more snow, then Old Man Winter went into a blustery rage Saturday evening, dumping rain, sleet and snow across the area.

Drifts taller than vehicles — some bigger than snowplows covered much of Iowa. Most events and activities were cancelled over the weekend as coordinators scrambled to reschedule what they could and cancel what they couldn’t.

However, it wasn’t from much new snow as when the blizzard hit, Akron only received 0.8 inch of snow but it was definitely from the 5 to 10-inch snowfalls earlier in the week that was blown around by the the 35 to 40 mph winds. It resulted in impassable roadways and white-out blizzard conditions.

For the first 25 days of February, Akron has only had 16.9 inches of snow, according to National Weather Service – Sioux Falls, S.D.’s Observing Program Leader Brad Adams.

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