Storm ends snow drought for Iowa


A snow plow clears a road in Fairfield, IA. Photo by Will Merydith, Flickr.

As the season’s first major snowstorm drifted its way across the Midwest, Iowans said farewell to an unusual stretch of spring-like weather.

The snow was an annoyance for many commuters, caused hundreds of traffic accidents across the Midwest, and resulted in at least two deaths in Iowa.

However, for businesses that rely on snowfall, this storm was more than welcome.

“If people don’t see it in their yards they are not likely to come out and ski and snowboard so this is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful for us,” Kim Engel, owner of Sunburst Ski area in Kewaskum in southeastern Wisconsin, said as she watched the snow come down out the window.

Last week Iowa experienced an unprecedented level of warmth, with some areas of the state breaking their previous record high temperatures by ten degrees or more.

For more information, view the full article at the Des Moines Register.

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