Moved From Florida This Winter

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Eve Fairchild and her family moved to Pella this year. They came from Florida and their children had never seen snow.

The picture to the left is their first snowman. They named him Ed.

Grant Fairchild is 13 years old and loves winter weather. Or at least he did when this email was sent last week.

Grant loves anything weather related. His Mom thinks Grant’s interest in weather came from a very scary hour of riding out a hurricane when Grant was just a baby. Eve thinks Grant might have the love of weather in his blood.

Thanks to the Fairchild family. Our hearts are there for you this year as we deal with another bought of winter weather later this week.

We have a new record for 5 inches or more of snow on the ground in Des Moines. Today was the 56th consecutive day of 5+ inches of snow on the ground. The old record was actually set yesterday. Prior to that we had a record of 54 days set during the winter of 1961 to 1962.

Our snow depth this evening was still 9 inches. There is a very good chance for new records through the next several days. More snow is on the way Friday and Monday. More cold next week too.

Groundhog. Puxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today. That means another 6 weeks of winter. Even though many believe in the myth of the groundhog and love to celebrate his appearance each year… Phil only has an accuracy rate of 39%. We would be fired if we only hit the forecast 39% of the time.

It’s Iowa…it’s winter. More snow and cold is on the way.

Stay warm and keep the faith.

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