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Saturday, November 21, 2015

250 flights cancelled at O'Hare. Unexpected snow in midwest, 11 degrees in Sioux Falls, 6 degrees in N. Iowa-AP (No reason for GOP to exist unless they admit and apologize for keeping $2 billion a day AGW fraud alive and stealing from the poor and needy since George Bush #1 embedded global climate spending in the Exec. branch in 1990. GOP hasn't even demanded spending cuts on AGW or UN IPCC. Also must apologize for allowing Americans to be demonized for a generation)

11/21/15, "Snow piles up beyond expected amounts in Wisconsin, Illinois," AP via WXOW, Rick Callahan, La Crosse

11/20/15, Sioux Falls, SD
"People fired up snowblowers and dug out their shovels Saturday after a storm system dumped anywhere from three to 20 inches of snow across parts of Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.

The first significant snowstorm of the season created hazardous travel conditions and hundreds of flight delays.

The National Weather Service said the snow, which first fell in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa on Friday, would continue in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan before heading northeast into Canada late Saturday.

In the southern Wisconsin town of Janesville, between 10 and 20 inches of snow had fallen by Saturday afternoon.

Southside True Value Hardwar emanager Matt Krienke said business had been good in the days leading up to the storm, but that it had become "very, very, very, very slick." "People who don't need to drive don't need to be out," he said.

11/20/15, Sioux Falls, SD
Snow totals in the northern suburbs of Chicago topped initial forecasts of six to 10 inches, said National Weather Service meteorologist Amy Seeley - 12.5 inches in Woodstock and 11.7 inches in Roscoe.

It's unusual for the area's first snowfall of the season to dump more than six inches, Seeley said.

About 60 miles northwest of Chicago, the village of Capron had received 14.6 inches by midmorning Saturday, spurring village employee Robert Lukes into action clearing sidewalks with his snowblower in the community of about 1,400 people. He said the snowfall was wet, with a layer of slush underneath that made the work slow-going.

"It's a typical first snow for us, but it's a pain in the butt. There's quite a bit of it and it's kind of difficult plowing and snowblowing," he said, adding, "It's just another snowstorm in northern Illinois."

Chicago's O'Hare International Airport had 7.1 inches of snow by noon Saturday, which forced the cancellation of about 250 flights in and out of the busy airport, according to the tracking website FlightAware.com. Midway International Airport had canceled about 150 flights.

The northern Indiana city of LaPorte is no stranger to heavy snowfalls, though only about four inches were on the ground by noon Saturday. Alizha Demunck, a clerk at the city's Little Chocolates candy store, says the weather didn't slow weekend shoppers from getting handmade chocolates.

"Northern Indiana, we're used to snow. Most people aren't even fazed by it," she said.

Looking to the east, about 5 inches of snow had fallen on Kalamazoo in southern Michigan by Saturday morning, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Nathan Jeruzal. Grand Rapids had about 3 inches.

Temperatures plunged behind the front. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, reached 11 degrees Saturday and the town of Estherville in northern Iowa was even colder at 6 degrees with a wind chill of minus 4, the weather service said.

Southeastern South Dakota got up to 18 inches of snow on Friday, National Weather Service meteorologist Bruce Terry said, while amounts of a foot or more - 17 inches in one spot - were common in northern Iowa.

"Some of those amounts are pretty impressive for this time of year," he added."
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Image caption 1: "(Joe Ahlquist/The Argus Leader via AP). Jim Paulson, of Sioux Falls, shovels part of his driveway before using the snow blower to clear the rest during the first snow of the season Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Sioux Falls."
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Image caption 2: "(Joe Ahlquist/The Argus Leader via AP). Harvey Wollman, of Sioux Falls, uses a snow blower to clear the sidewalk near his house during the first snow of the season Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Sioux Falls, S.D." 




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