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Area gets first taste of winter

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Winter wonderland The trees on East Second Street in Aurelia were looking pretty winter-like on November 10th. The winter storm came two days after temperatures in the area had reached into the 80's. Photo by Dan Whitney
The state's first big winter storm buried parts of northern Iowa in up to 9 inches of snow Friday November 10, delaying or closing area schools.

In Cherokee, unofficial estimates of the overnight snow placed it at 5 inches or more. An official reading from the fire department was unavailable because of the Veterans Day Holiday.

Winter fun Students at Roosevelt Elementary School had fun Friday morning with the first heavy snow of the year. Photo by Ken Ross
Cherokee and Aurelia schools both had late starts on Friday. Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn and River Valley schools had already been scheduled to not have school on Friday as a compensation day for parent-teacher conferences.

Get 'er done! Several inches of snow overnight meant it was time for Roger Dreier to get the plow ready to clear the Aurelia school parking lot Friday morning. Photo by Dan Whitney.
The frigid temperatures and heavy snow created quite a contrast to the weather earlier in the week. Just two days earlier (Wednesday) , temperatures had topped 80 degrees in the area.

Winter thing.

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