Tuesday morning many of us woke up to a fresh blanket of snow...no, not a blanket. In some spots in Southern Iowa, people woke up to a bundle of blankets.

It was coming down in the southwestern part of Iowa with a little over a foot of snow. In our own backyard, Waterloo, we got about 9 inches.

Several regions in the Cedar Valley were under a travel advisory. This included Black Hawk county.

The snow was supposed to stop around noon on Tuesday, according to meteorologists. This lead me to wonder how bad the winters in Iowa can get. So, I fell down a major weather rabbit hole trying to figure out Iowa's history with snowfall.

On Tuesday, with this snowfall the city of Des Moines actually broke a record set back in 1895. On January 25th, 10.3 inches of snow fell on the capital city, which is only the second time that the capital has gotten more than 10 inches on this specific date in over a hundred years.

However, this did not break the record for the most amount of snowfall within a 24 hour period. Des Moines has a crazy record with snowfall totals, but a few other places actually have a much higher record.

Top 4 Snowfalls In 24 Hours In Iowa

1. Lenox, Iowa // April 20, 1918 // 24 inches

2. Page & Fremont County, Iowa // February 25-26, 1912 // 20 inches

3. Cedar Rapids, Iowa // March 11-14, 1951 // 19.9 inches

4. Des Moines, Iowa // January 1, 1942 // 19.8 inches

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