Updates on snowfall and a looming deep freeze

Updates on snowfall and a looming deep freeze

Central Iowa is in the midst of another cold snap. Interactive radar | Weather Alerts | Closings More than 4 inches of snow fell in Des Moines on Thursday, giving us more than 2 feet of snow over the past 10 days. About two-thirds of the way through the month, Des Moines is already seeing its second-heaviest snowfall in January. This month 27.2 inches of snow fell on the Des Moines tracks in January 1886 alone, when 37 inches were measured. TRAFFIC MAP AND ROAD CONDITIONS: See KCCI's latest forecast here Freezing temperatures will continue through Sunday, with single-digit highs Friday and Saturday and wind chills dropping to -30 or below. Sunday we see highs in the mid 20s, followed by a week of highs in the mid 30s and chances of rain or a wintry mix most days. Traffic slowed in Des Moines on I-235 due to collisions and stopped vehicles. Be careful on the roads today. Cold temperatures, ice and snow contributed to poor road conditions in parts of the state. Watch the video below from the morning commute as traffic slowed on portions of Interstate 235. Total Snowfall in Iowa More than 4 inches of snow was reported at the Des Moines Airport from the latest system. You can see snow measurements from across central Iowa here. Schools were closed or delayed on Friday. Some Iowa schools announced a delayed start or full closure on Friday. Des Moines Public Schools will start two hours late. Elementary schools will start at 9:45 a.m., middle schools at 10:30 a.m. and high schools at 10:25 a.m. School Closings: Find out which districts have closed, delayed or dismissed early here. Unplowed parking lots are causing problems for apartment residents, and Guthrie County emergency responders are calling for emergency help from snowmobiles. Guthrie County needs snowmobilers to step up and volunteer to help first responders. The Sheriff's Office posted online asking for help with a new program. If another severe winter storm comes, they want anyone with snowmobiles to sign up for emergency help. They will help rescue stranded drivers, transport deputies or other emergency responders, or help divert emergency vehicles through the snow. Officials are asking for no volunteers. Across the county, but preferably along Interstates 4, 44, 141, or White Bull Road. Volunteer by emailing Deputy Blake Michelsen at b.michelsen@gcso.gov or contact the Guthrie County Sheriff's Office through its Facebook page. Iowans save swan from freezing lake ice ordinances in effect Several Iowa communities have put ice ordinances in effect. Check your city's Facebook and X accounts to see if your community has an active ordinance. Limited visibility on Interstate 35 during the commute Thursday evening What is the cost of cleanup? Des Moines Public Works Director Jonathan Gano said the cost of snow cleanup is about $70,000 for every dollar of inch that falls. How Des Moines is removing piles of snow from downtown Iowa streets Weather forecast for Friday: Partly cloudy and mostly breezy. High near 4F. Wind chills as cold as -15F. Winds are northwesterly, 15 to 20 knots, decreasing later today. Wind speeds reach 25 mph. Friday Night: Mostly clear. Low -16 F. Wind chills as cold as -35F. Winds are northwesterly at a speed of 5 to 10 knots per hour. Saturday: Mostly sunny skies. High 3F. Wind chills as cold as -10F. Winds shift from northwest to south at about 5 mph. Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Low near -10 F. Wind chills as cold as -25F. Winds are WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Sunday: Partly cloudy and windy. High 25 Fahrenheit. Winds are southwest at about 20 mph. Wind speeds reach 30 mph. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 24 Fahrenheit. Winds are southerly, 5 to 10 knots.

Central Iowa is in the midst of another cold snap.

Interactive Radar | Weather Alerts | Lockdowns

More than 4 inches of snow fell in Des Moines on Thursday, giving us more than 2 feet of snow over the past 10 days. About two-thirds of the way through the month, Des Moines is already seeing its second-highest snowfall in January. This month's 27.2 inches of snow in Des Moines dates back only to January 1886, when 37 inches were measured.

Traffic map and road conditions

He watches: See the latest KCCI forecasts here

Blisteringly cold temperatures will continue through Sunday, with single-digit highs Friday and Saturday and wind chills dipping to -30 or lower.

Sunday we see highs in the mid 20s, followed by a week of highs in the mid 30s and chances of rain or a wintry mix most days.

Traffic is slowed in Des Moines on I-235 due to crashes and stopped vehicles

Be careful on the roads today.

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Cold temperatures, ice and snow contributed to poor road conditions in parts of the state.

Watch the video below from the morning commute as traffic slowed on parts of Interstate 235.

Total snowfall in Iowa

More than 4 inches of snow was reported at the Des Moines Airport from the most recent system.

You can see snow measurements from across central Iowa here.

Schools were closed or delayed on Friday

Some Iowa schools announced a delayed start or full closure on Friday.

Des Moines Public Schools will start two hours late. Elementary schools will start at 9:45 a.m., middle schools at 10:30 a.m., and high schools at 10:25 a.m.

School closures: Find out which areas are closed, delayed or dismissed early here.

Underutilized parking lots cause problems for apartment residents and emergency responders

Guthrie County is asking for emergency assistance from snowmobilers

Guthrie County needs snowmobilers to step up and volunteer to help first responders.

The Sheriff's Office posted online asking for help with a new program. If another severe winter storm comes, they want anyone with snowmobiles to sign up for emergency help.

They will help rescue stranded drivers, transport deputies or other emergency responders, or help divert emergency vehicles through the snow.

Officials are asking for any volunteers throughout the county, but preferably along Interstates 4, 44, 141, or White Bull Road.

Volunteer by emailing Deputy Blake Michelsen at b.michelsen@gcso.gov or contact the Guthrie County Sheriff's Office through its Facebook page.

Iowans rescue a swan from a frozen lake

Snow laws are in effect

Many Iowa communities have put snow ordinances into effect. Check your city's Facebook and X accounts to see if your community has an active ordinance.

Limited visibility on Interstate 35 during the commute Thursday evening

What is the cost of cleaning?

Snow removal costs about $70,000 per inch that falls, said Jonathan Gano, Des Moines Public Works Director.

How does the city of Des Moines remove piles of snow from downtown streets?

Iowa weather forecast

Friday: Partly cloudy to partly cloudy and breezy. High near 4F. Wind chills as cold as -15F. Winds are northwesterly, 15 to 20 knots, decreasing later today. It reaches speeds of up to 25 miles per hour.

Friday night:Mostly clear. Low -16 F. Wind chills as cold as -35F. Winds are northwesterly, 5 to 10 knots.

Saturday: Mostly sunny skies. High 3F. Wind chills as cold as -10F. Winds shift from northwest to south at about 5 mph.

Saturday night:Mostly clear. Low near -10 F. Wind chills as cold as -25F. Winds are west-westerly, 10 to 15 knots.

Sunday: Partly cloudy and windy. High 25 Fahrenheit. Winds are southwest at about 20 mph. It reaches speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.

Sunday night: partly cloudy. Low 24 Fahrenheit. Winds are southerly, 5 to 10 knots.

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