Many in Upper Midwest see significant snowfall over weekend


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Many residents in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota were breaking out shovels and snow blowers Monday following a significant snowfall — including some record snow — over the weekend.

Norfolk in northeastern Nebraska set a record for snowfall Sunday with 4 inches, according to the National Weather Service. That topped the previous Oct. 25 record of 2.7 inches set in 1997. In Sioux City, about 3 inches of snow fell, breaking the previous record for the day of 0.7 inches more than a century ago in 1918.

Higher totals were seen in other communities Sunday, including 8 inches recorded in Valentine, Bassett and Anselmo in northern Nebraska, according to the National Weather Service. In northern Iowa, the town of Ocheyendan saw more than 6 inches, and the communities of Swea City, Esterville and Ringsted saw about 5 inches.

In western Nebraska Panhandle, parts of Interstate 80 were closed Sunday night between Big Springs and Wyoming because of heavy snow.

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