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  • Posted December 20, 2012 by
    West Des Moines, Iowa
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Wintry weather

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    2012 December blizzard thunders into Iowa


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     cwlsmith captured video of a snow storm hitting Des Moines, Iowa, on December 19. He says this storm was the first big snow storm for the area since last winter, estimating that his area received more than eight inches of snow. 'Last time it snowed like this was in 2009,' he said. He describes the snow as wet and heavy. 'I was just cleaning off my car and it is so wet, it is like plaster. It doesn't come off easily,' he said. 'At one point I was hitting it with a snow scraper, you can say chiseling, basically.'
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Video shot outside my neighborhood of our first snow storm of the year in Des Moines. About 3-4 inches had fallen at this time just after 10 p.m. Shortly before I saw lightning with the snow. Travel is not advised across the entire state.
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