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 Snowfalls Around 12 Inches 10 Years Ago This Week in Iowa

Earlier this week, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was hit with a foot-and-a-half of snow. It wasn’t too long ago that Iowans experienced a similar May snow surprise.

That’s Meteorologist Rod Donavon with the National Weather Service, who says that May 2013 snow event left much of the state with at least six inches of snow. North Iowa received its fair share, with more than nine inches in Mason City and the deepest snow of 13 inches recorded at Osage.

Donovan adds that fortunately, at this time of the year, snow doesn’t stick around very long, especially with the potential for huge swings in Iowa weather, as evidenced a decade ago.

Within a week of the big snowstorm in May of 2013, many Iowans were switching on their air conditioners, as temperatures by May 14th were already soaring to 98 degrees.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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