Breaks record set more than 125 years ago.


The more than 10 inches of snowfall in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, 25 Jan 2021, broke an accumulation record set in 1895.

As of 6 p.m., the Des Moines metro had gotten between 4.9 inches and 7 inches, according to Cory Martin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Des Moines.

Between Monday evening and Tuesday morning, central Iowa was expected to get another 4 to 8 inches of snow. Until midnight, the area was expecting at least an inch of snow each hour, Martin said.

Since 1884, only  nine storms have dropped a foot of snow or more in a single day in Des Moines, according to the National Weather Service.

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January 26, 2021 at 02:35PM