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Neighbors Growing Together | Apr 24, 2014

Snow welcomes some Iowans to month of May

May 03, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A spring storm has slathered a heavy icing of slushy snow on parts of eastern Nebraska and western and north-central Iowa.

Since Tuesday night, more than 6 inches has been recorded in isolated parts of Iowa, including Harrison County near Omaha, Neb., and along the Minnesota border in northern Iowa.

Nebraska totals are generally lower.

National Weather Service meteorologist Josh Boustead called the May storm "really, really unusual."

He says that in Omaha, for example, measurable snow has fallen only four times in May since 1884.

The storm is moving east and is expected to lay a wet blanket on Des Moines later today.

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