December 23, 2013

Snow storm dumps 8 inches

By DUANE NOLLEN The Oskaloosa Herald
The Oskaloosa Herald

---- — OSKALOOSA — The winter storm that blew through Oskaloosa Saturday night dumped 8 inches of snow on the area.

National Weather Service meteorologist Kenny Podrazik said the 8 inches reported in Oskaloosa was one of the higher snowfall reports his office had received. However, the serious snowfall for Oskaloosa has ended.

“Anything today is light flurries,” he said.

While the storm blanketed the area with snow, officials at the E911 Center said there were no serious accidents in Oskaloosa or on Mahaska County roads.

While the snowfall may have ended, the thermometer will take a nosedive at the beginning of the week.

Podrazik said Sunday morning that the low for Oskaloosa that night would be 0 or -1. Today, the low will be -10.

Tuesday, “it’s going to be a little bit warmer than Monday,” he said. The high Tuesday will be around 20 degrees.

Podrazik said there is a 20 to 25 percent chance for light snow on Christmas Eve.

Herald Editor Duane Nollen can be reached by email at oskynews@oskyherald.com