Winter isn’t going away anytime soon.
That’s the message Mother Nature has been sending over the past week as a pair of winter storms barreled through the nation’s midsection. The first storm came through Thursday and early Friday morning, dropping 8 inches of snow in the Glenwood area and over 9 inches in other areas of southwest Iowa.
A second storm was expected to bring additional snow accumulations to the region Sunday night and Monday, but the system took a southerly track, dumping more than a foot of snow in areas of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. The lingering effects of the system brought light snow to Mills County Tuesday. Total accumulations into Wednesday are predicted to be in the 2-4 inch range for southwest Iowa, with higher totals expected in Fremont, Page and Montgomery counties.
Last week’s storm forced the closure of Mills County area schools Thursday and Friday and created slick driving conditions on area roads.