Des Moines digs out after record snowfall – Video

Breaks record set more than 125 years ago.


The more than 10 inches of snowfall in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, 25 Jan 2021, broke an accumulation record set in 1895.

As of 6 p.m., the Des Moines metro had gotten between 4.9 inches and 7 inches, according to Cory Martin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Des Moines.

Between Monday evening and Tuesday morning, central Iowa was expected to get another 4 to 8 inches of snow. Until midnight, the area was expecting at least an inch of snow each hour, Martin said.

Since 1884, only  nine storms have dropped a foot of snow or more in a single day in Des Moines, according to the National Weather Service.

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4 thoughts on “Des Moines digs out after record snowfall – Video”

  1. Looks like the Chicago blizzard 1967, which was not in the forecast by the weather people. I wasn’t there, but we got the southern border of that storm: ice, freezing rain and high wind, broken power line poles and telephone line pole (all wood), power outage for about 12 hours.

    It was nasty but we lived through it. But Chicagoans had no idea they were going to be snowed under. And this morning, my complaint about not having any snow was erased. 🙂 Got some!

  2. Enough with global warming.
    The debate is over. In a few years it will be hot again. That’s what the climate does.

  3. Go ahead and drive around in Texas – it won’t cause less snow in Des Moines or destroy the planet!

    • When I lived in Arlington, in DFW – I believe it was in 2013 – We got something like 12″ of sleet one day in November. Much of the city was shut down.

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