Storm dumps record amount of snow in Iowa

FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) — Nearly a foot of snow has fallen in some parts of northern Iowa due to an unusual spring snowstorm, and meteorologists say it’s broken several state records.

The National Weather Service says Forest City and nearby Britt recorded 11 inches of snow between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

Meteorologist Craig Cogil says it’s the largest snowfall in a 24-hour period in May. It’s also the most snowfall total from any storm in May, and it’s the most snow recorded ever in May.

Cogil says a snowstorm in late May 1947 dumped several inches of snow in the northern part of the state, including 10 inches in Le Mars.

The latest storm has dropped between 5 and 10 inches of snow elsewhere in northwest Iowa.

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