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