Snow Still Being Predicted To Happen Friday Afternoon And Evening
(Sioux Falls) — Round one of Friday’s snow and sleet storm has already passed through Le Mars and all of northwest Iowa. Here in Le Mars, instead of the predicted snow, the storm instead produced sleet, which left our highways and roads with icy, slick conditions. For an update on the weather predictions, we again turned to Phillip Schumacher, a meteorologist with the National Weather Services of Sioux Falls. Schumacher says round two of today’s winter storm is still being predicted for later this afternoon.
Schumacher says the heaviest of the snow and sleet was around Storm Lake heading east to Interstate 35, and going south to Des Moines.
Around the Plymouth County area, the early morning precipitation fell as sleet, which caused icy conditions. Schumacher says weather officials thought the early morning precipitation would have been in the form of snow.
Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office says they only had one report of a vehicle sliding into the ditch as a result of the icy roads.
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