December 7

From NWS
: A major winter storm struck Iowa on December 6-7 producing heavy snow across about the northern two thirds of the state and an inch or more of freezing rain and sleet roughly south of a line from Red Oak to the Quad Cities. Snowfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches were common in central and northern Iowa including totals of 10.0 inches at Little Sioux and 11.0 inches at Boone and Shelby. At Dubuque 12.3 inches of snow fell making this the last time a foot or more was recorded at that location. In southern Iowa heavy ice accumulations brought down trees and electrical lines causing numerous major power outages.

 This Day in National/World Weather History …
 7 December 1952 → Killer Smog settled on London. Thousands of people died, mostly children & the elderly, from acute bronchitis caused by the smog. The Killer Smog began on December 4 and ended on December 9.
 7 December 1996 → Poor weather conditions resulted in the cancellation of the Men’s World Cup downhill ski race scheduled for Whistler, British Columbia. Too much snow and poor visibility had damaged training runs.


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This post was written by Schnack on December 7, 2012