Lots of Snow

Here is a look at the swath of snow across the country from our blizzard.

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Posted under Precipitation Totals

This post was written by Schnack on December 22, 2012

December 22

From NWS
1989
: The highest barometric pressure ever recorded in Iowa occurred with a reading of 31.18 inches of Mercury (1056 millibars) at Sioux City.

1968: A snow storm affected much of Iowa on December 21-22 with the heaviest snow falling across western, northwestern, and northern portions of the state. Reported storm total accumulations included 10.2 inches at Sioux City, 10.7 inches at Onawa, 11.0 inches at Algona, 13.0 inches at Rock Rapids, 14.0 inches at Sheldon, and 15.5 inches at Le Mars.

This Day in National/World Weather History …
 22 December 1969 → Several waterspouts moved inland on the southern coast of Cyprus near Nicosia. Four people were killed, one by a falling tree and others in collapsed buildings.
 22 December 1989 → A southeast Texas snowstorm brought Houston their 2nd snowiest day on record, with 1.7 inches. Even Galveston saw snow, with an inch of accumulation piling up on the island.
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Posted under Weather History

This post was written by Schnack on December 22, 2012