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  • Posted December 20, 2012 by
    West Des Moines, Iowa
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    Heavy snow to impact much of 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

    Snow that has fallen so far in Central Iowa has been of the wet heavy variety. These photos show a tree outside my apartment stressing under the weight of the snow. About 4-5 inches had fallen at midnight. Other photos show the quiet snowy neighborhood.
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