The Latest: Parts of Iowa Could Get More Than Foot of Snow

21 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

City: Don’t park on streets until plowed.

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Millions of people will feel the effects — to varying degrees — of the first significant wintry storm of the season, which is forecast to bring up to a foot of snow to parts of the Midwest.On a day when Sioux Falls was rocked by a record-setting snowstorm, South Dakota State and the University of South Dakota were both slated to fly to Illinois for their respective regular-season finales, while USF was headed to Arkadelphia, Ark., for their first NCAA playoff game.Sioux Falls, SD (KELO-AM): When a snow alert is declared by the City of Sioux Falls, vehicles cannot be parked legally on the street until the street has been plowed.

Iowa and northern Illinois are bracing for some of the largest snow totals, but several states are under a winter storm warning or watch, the National Weather Service said Friday. The storm system is moving east and will last through Saturday evening when it tails through Michigan, according to Richard Otto, lead forecaster at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Weather Prediction Center. To subscribe, send a text with the word SNOW to 605-413-1990, or go to www.siouxfalls.org/snow to subscribe to text, email, or social media notifications.

Already, southern South Dakota saw significant snowfall and poor traveling conditions Friday morning, with a foot or more of snow expected by the time it tapers off. But don’t look for it to be the picturesque light, fluffy snow that often occurs in the dead of winter, he said – much of it will be wet and heavy. Tractor-trailers pulled off slow-moving interstates to park for the day, said Bret Brown, a cashier at Roadway Express truck stop in Sioux Falls. “A lot of people complaining about it, nobody wants to be out in it,” he said. “Interstates are down to 10 miles per hour, the side streets are blocked and there’s a lot of cars in ditches everywhere.” In central and eastern Iowa, road conditions were deteriorating around the state Friday evening as they became covered in snow or ice. It was no picnic for USD, either, as the Coyotes weren’t allowed to check in and go through security while the Jackrabbits and Cougars were in the upstairs gates.

Augustana would be here, too, if their own playoff road trip to California (where they’ll face Humboldt State), wasn’t so long that they left Thursday. The Vikings flew into Medford, Ore., and will play the Lumberjacks on time Saturday. “How often do you see this?” SDSU assistant Dan Jackson observed. “Three college football teams – two of them rivals – all sitting around in the same airport.

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