We said this was going to be a slow storm...and it is...on every level.
You see the road conditions in the state are pretty rotten in northern Iowa. Travel is not advised on I-35 north of Highway 20 to the Minnesota state line.
The totals are coming in with heavy amounts to the north. In the metro we have seen around 3 inches of snow...and will add another inch or two by the evening. In northern Iowa the totals are over 9 inches in Mason City...and a bunch of 6 to 7 inch totals around the Waterloo area.
This storm took forever to really get enough moisture to make the snow fall to the ground. It is going to last through the evening and finally move out of the state around midnight.
Christmas morning will be dry... but there will be some wind that could cause some blowing and drifting of snow.
Take extra time to travel...be safe and Merry Christmas from our family to yours.