(Des Moines) No doubt this snowfall was impressive, with 12-inches of snow recorded at the Des Moines Airport and even more elsewhere.
“The weather service in Johnston reported 13.8 inches,” stated State Climatologist Harry Hilaker.
He says that’s a lot of course, but not as big as a snow-event in January of 1996, when Des Moines received 13.7 inches of snow, on top of 6-inches already on the ground. That snow was light and fluffy, so blowing and drifting was a bigger problem.
December 21, 2012