Area residents are hoping for Spring but Old Man Winter said, “Not yet.” On Friday, April 4 the area received about 5 inches of snowfall — the heavy, wet kind ideal for making snow sculptures.
The storm started out as rain and quickly turned to slushy snow, causing many accidents across the area and cancelling school classes, including at Akron-Westfield and West Sioux. Le Mars had 6.5 inches of snow and Sioux City had 3.5 inches, according to National Weather Service – Sioux Falls Meteorologist Jeff Chapman. There was no report for Akron, Elk Point and Hawarden available Monday morning.
Brian Carl and his son, 14-year-old Ty Carl, an eighth grader at Akron-Westfield, and 11-year-old Quinten Easton, an Akron-Westfield fifth grader and son of Judy Easton of Akron and Jeremy Easton of North Sioux City, SD, built this snowman in the Carls’ yard on Country Club Drive. When The Akron Hometowner spotted them, they were just taking a “selfie” cell phone photograph and preparing to go sledding. Their snowman included fish bobbers for eyes, a carrot nose and pointer fingers for arms and hands. They hadn’t figured out what to do for a mouth yet but for a name, Quinten said, “Fred,” Ty said, “Steve” and Brian dubbed him, “Sted, the Snowman.”