Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

S-N Editorial

It's nothing to joke about

Big winter storms are always a spectacle here in Iowa. The wind chill numbers never cease to amaze, and the size of drifts always drop our jaws.

Numbers and pictures aside, these storms can be dangerous and downright deadly. It's important to remember that reality no matter how badly you want to leave the house when the white stuff is flying.

Last month's holiday storm was monster. Wind chills hovered between -20 and -40 degrees with the lowest dipping to -50 degrees. Conditions like that are nothing to joke about – they're simply deadly.

Those relentless winds brought with them whiteout condi...

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