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Iowa snow totals in Des Moines, Ames, Centerville and more

Overall, most areas in the metro received between 2-4" of snow, with some pockets seeing amounts between 4" and 5".

DES MOINES, Iowa — Wednesday evening and Thursday morning brought several inches of snow to central Iowa.

Most of the snow was over by Thursday morning, although additional accumulation continued in southern and south-central Iowa. 

Overall, most areas received between 2-4" of snow in total, with some pockets seeing amounts over 4-5".

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Here are the snow totals from across central Iowa:

  • Story City: 4.8"
  • Ames: 4.5"
  • Boone: 4"
  • Pella: 3.8"
  • Murray: 3.4"
  • Massena: 3"
  • Des Moines airport: 2.5"
  • Iowa Falls: 2.5" 
  • Johnston: 2.5"
  • Clive: 2"
  • Centerville: 1.8"
  • Grundy Center: 3" 
  • Ogden: approx. 4" 
  • Hampton: 4"
  • Carroll: 2"
  • Algona: 3.2" 
  • Audobon: 1.25"

A Blizzard Warning began at 12 p.m. Thursday, but that doesn't necessarily mean we are getting more snow: The biggest threats Thursday and Friday will be severe wind chills and strong winds. 

The wind gusts may reach up to 45-50 mph, leading to blowing snow and periods of near-zero visibility. 

Travel will improve over the weekend, especially by the afternoon on Saturday.

Another burst of light snow is possible by Christmas night into Monday, but amounts do not look to be significant.

Still, if you are hoping for a White Christmas, you're in luck: with continued freezing temperatures, Wednesday's snow is likely to stick around on the ground until Sunday.  

Local 5 will keep you updated with forecasts, closures, snow emergencies and everything you need to know to stay safe.

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