Old Man Winter gives area taste of what’s to come

Posted November 13, 2013 at 6:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

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Monday morning, Nov. 11, it began snowing for the second time this month.

It began as rain Tuesday, the morning of Nov. 5 but by mid-afternoon, it was a whole different story.

Old Man Winter dumped the heavy white stuff across the region with areas to the north and west of Akron and Westfield receiving more inches of precipitation.

According to Sioux Falls’ National Weather Service Meteorologist Philip Schumacher, Akron and Westfield did not report the snowfalls to his office.

However, Sioux Center topped the area with a report of 4 inches of snow; Sheldon and Canton, S.D., reported 3 inches of precipitation while Le Mars reported 1.5 inches of snow.

Sioux City received a total of 0.92 inches of precipitation, which included just 0.5 inches of snow. Schumacher explained that means there was about eight-tenths of an inch of rain in the total amount.

By Wednesday morning, temperatures began climbing back into the 50s but there wasn’t another hint of snow on the horizon.

That all changed Monday morning — Nov. 11 when Old Man Winter blew another storm into the area.

Although forecasts didn’t predict much accumulation, by 9:15 a.m. it sure looked like the Akron area would receive another blanket of snow along with temperatures dropping down to a predicted 4 degrees Monday night.

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