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Experts explain why heaviest snow missed Sioux City

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© The worst of the system stayed south of Sioux City, while it crossed Iowa from the west-southwest. © The worst of the system stayed south of Sioux City, while it crossed Iowa from the west-southwest.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

So let's face it, here in Sioux City the blizzard that forecasters warned us about wasn't much of a blizzard. Weather experts say they know why.

The worst of the system stayed south of Sioux City, while it crossed Iowa from the west-southwest.

So, while parts of Omaha reported nine inches of snow and strong winds, Sioux City didn't see as much.

"Sioux City did report between three and a half, and four inches of snow. But you go down to, let's say Missouri Valley, a place like that, between Missouri Valley and Sioux City, they picked up quite a bit of snow, and had the strong winds, and had blizzard conditions in those locations," said Todd Heitkamp, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls.

Des Moines was one of the hardest hit areas in the state with 13 inches of snow.

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