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Event Details

Event Heavy Snow
State IOWA
County/Area SAC
WFO DMX
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-12-03 10:30:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-12-03 22:30:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A large upper level low pressure moved from the southwest U.S. into the central U.S. during the night of the 2nd into the day on the 3rd. Low pressure formed over the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles and moved northeast across Kansas, Missouri, then across southeast Iowa. Most of the precipitation from the storm fell as rain over the southeast half of the state. A mixture of rain and snow changed to snow over the northwest with a band of heavy snowfall occurring from near Denison, northeast to the Mason City area. The heaviest snowfall total was 7.5 inches in Crawford County at Schleswig. Overall the event was marginal. Other snowfall totals included 6.5 inches near Vail in Crawford County, 6.3 inches in Hancock County at Kanawa, 6.2 inches in Wright County north of Lake Cornelia, 6.1 inches in Carroll County at Carroll, and 6 inches in Wright County at Clarion, Webster County at Fort Dodge, and in Cerro Gordo County at Clear Lake. Roads became slick with slush and eventually ice. Blowing snow was not a significant factor with winds remaining under 20 MPH through the event.
Event Narrative


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) IA 12/03/2011 10:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAC (ZONE) SAC (ZONE) IA 12/03/2011 10:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) IA 12/03/2011 10:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUMBOLDT (ZONE) HUMBOLDT (ZONE) IA 12/03/2011 10:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRAWFORD (ZONE) CRAWFORD (ZONE) IA 12/03/2011 10:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANCOCK (ZONE) HANCOCK (ZONE) IA 12/03/2011 10:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) IA 12/03/2011 10:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WRIGHT (ZONE) WRIGHT (ZONE) IA 12/03/2011 10:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WORTH (ZONE) WORTH (ZONE) IA 12/03/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CERRO GORDO (ZONE) CERRO GORDO (ZONE) IA 12/03/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K