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Heavy snowfall, low visibility result in first-ever snow squall warning for Des Moines metro

The first such warning in the state was issued for eastern Iowa in December 2019.

It's beginning to look a lot more like winter in Iowa, with several inches of snow falling across the Des Moines metro on Monday. 

A snow squall was issued for Dallas, Jasper and Polk counties that expired at 12:45 p.m. Monday, the first ever for the metro.

Iowa's first-ever snow squall warning was issued in December 2019 in eastern Iowa.

If you got an alert on your phone, it was sent out because heavy snow and low visibility are happening during a peak travel time. Traveling was not advised while the warning was in effect.

The heaviest precipitation hit between I-80 and Highway 30, similar to the snowfall pattern from over the weekend.

"3" so far in Ankeny!," Chief Meteorologist Brad Edwards tweeted around 11:20 a.m. 

Text your snow photos to 515-457-1026 or email them to news@weareiowa.com!

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