On January 30, 2013, a massive winter storm hit Iowa and continued on to ravage the Mid-West U.S. This storm came to be known as “Rocky”. The other areas that were affected by “Rocky are Kansas, southeast Nebraska, northern Missouri, southeast Minnesota, Winsconsin and northern Michigan.

                Sub-zero temperatures, heavy snowfall, and winds over 30 mph resulted in school closings and traffic accidents throughout all of these areas. Here is a list of the hardest hit cities:

  • Watson, Iowa – 9”
  • Nebraska City, Nebraska – 6”
  • Reedsburg, Winsconsin – 10”
  • Concordia, Kansas – 5.2”
  • Snyder Lake, Michigan – 4”
  • Reno, Minnesota – 5.5”
  • Mound, Illinois – 6.5”


                Amidst all of the damage reulting from this storm, 6 deaths were confirmed. This is a suprisingly low count considering the power of this storm.



The Weather Channel

USA Today




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s