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14-Inch Snowfall Blankets Area

By Staff | Nov 16, 2010

The season’s first snowfall brought a record 14-inches of white stuff to Emmetsburg in the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 13. This was part of a small band of deep snow that hit parts of Iowa with record amounts. South of Emmetsburg, parts of Pocahontas County reported a 13-inch snowfall. However, most adjoining counties recorded half that amount of snow.

Sections of Emmetsburg and rural areas were without electricity for more than 12 hours, from early Saturday morning to late in the afternoon. Other areas were without power for shorter times. Poles in the rural area were snapped off and required replacement.

“It appears that most of the damage was confined to trees,” said Mark Hunefeld, Palo Alto County Disaster Services. “We’ll have plenty of firewood this winter.”

Hunefeld said there were some vehicles in ditches. “It helps if people keep off the roads in weather like this,” he said.

Sunday brought clear skies as plows and show throwers went to work clearing highways, streets, driveways and sidewalks. It appears winter has settled in for the season.

14-Inch Snowfall Blankets Area

By Staff | Nov 16, 2010

The season’s first snowfall brought a record 14-inches of white stuff to Emmetsburg in the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 13. This was part of a small band of deep snow that hit parts of Iowa with record amounts. South of Emmetsburg, parts of Pocahontas County reported a 13-inch snowfall. However, most adjoining counties recorded half that amount of snow.

Sections of Emmetsburg and rural areas were without electricity for more than 12 hours, from early Saturday morning to late in the afternoon. Other areas were without power for shorter times. Poles in the rural area were snapped off and required replacement.

“It appears that most of the damage was confined to trees,” said Mark Hunefeld, Palo Alto County Disaster Services. “We’ll have plenty of firewood this winter.”

Hunefeld said there were some vehicles in ditches. “It helps if people keep off the roads in weather like this,” he said.

Sunday brought clear skies as plows and show throwers went to work clearing highways, streets, driveways and sidewalks. It appears winter has settled in for the season.