1990: A major snow storm struck most of Iowa on December 2-3 with amounts in excess of 6 inches common. At Des Moines 10.4 inches of snow was measured, with totals increasing to a foot or more to the northeast through Vinton and Elkader where 12.0 inches was reported and over to the Dubuque are where 15.0 inches fell. Winds gusting to 40 to 50 mph or more, with gusts as high as 69 mph recorded at Cresco, caused considerable blowing and drifting of snow making travel nearly impossible at times. In Iowa City the dome roof of a sports stadium collapsed causing about 2 million dollars in damage.
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This post was written by Schnack on December 3, 2012