(Area) Last week's blizzard combined with this week's flurries have pushed snowfall totals very near to where they were last winter. Myles Shoemaker with the National Weather Service in Des Moines says 'there's a pretty good chance' that this wintr's snowfall total will surpass last winter and be pretty close to normal in the end.
"We're not up to the totals of last year but we are much more ahead of the game. We are probably one half to three quarters in most places of what we had last year already."
As of Friday afternoon the most significant reported snowfall came in Crawford County.
"We had a 4" report in Denison, that's the heaviest one I've seen so far, but most of them have beeen around an inch or two."
Shoemaker says the upcoming forecast shows cold temperatures but relatively dry conditions over the next week. He notes a slight warming trend is on the way for the first week or two of January.