ALGONA, Iowa -- Iowans in Kossuth County woke up Thursday to not just a few inches of snow, but nearly a foot.
KLGA Radio, just west of Algona, reported having 11 inches of snow.
“Usually in late March, we’ll have a big storm remember a few years back we had one in May was a terrible storm. So not an unusual occurrence at all for northern Iowa to have a foot of snow, usually heavy wet snow this time of year," said Al Lauck.
Lauck has been a morning announcer for KLGA for 45 years. He is the one who measures snow for the Algona weather reports. This morning. Lauck was the only one who made it to work to answer phones on all the cancellations and make the announcements on air.
"This morning, our news director had trouble getting to the station. He got stuck with his truck in town. Once he got out of town a little later, he was able to make it. It can be a challenge to get here in the morning," said Bob Ketchum, KLGA general manager.
Ketchum said that on several occasions, he and other employees have camped out overnight at the station to make sure they can be at work when the snow piles up and the cancellation calls come in.
The heaviest band of snow fell across n overnight. The sunshine was out by 9 a.m. along with gusty winds.