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First flurries fall in eastern Iowa

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BLACK HAWK COUNTY (KWWL) -

Parts of eastern Iowa got their first glimpse of winter today as temperatures dropped into the thirties. Though those snow flurries didn't last long, many people across the area say they were excited to see the first flakes fall.

"It's a nice change, a little bit of a surprise...it's an eye opener," said David Meyne, Cedar Falls Postal Worker. "It's not sticking today so it's good, it's melting as soon as it it's in the air or as soon as it hits the ground so we will be all right."

Dozens were out in the Cedar Valley today braving the wind and wet weather. Children were especially excited to see the white stuff falling this afternoon.

"I think we are excited for the weather it was fun to wake up and see the snow flakes," said Margaret McCawley, Waterloo, holding her son.

Many say the wet and chilly weather did not bother them, saying it's a big change from the weather we had yesterday and earlier this week.

"It's kind of a startle to wake up to such cold weather after a beautiful day yesterday, but that's what it is to live in Iowa so we are used to it," said McCawley.

Temperatures were in the sixties yesterday...totally different from the weather we saw today.

"I wore shorts yesterday and I put a stocking cap and pants and long sleeve on today so I'd be all right out here," said Meyne.

While today may have been a glimpse of winter many are actually excited for the season to start.

"I know the snow and ice are gonna come, but there's nothing much you can do about it you just go out there and get the mail done," said Meyne.

The first day of winter is in 54 days. For now KWWL meteorologists say the next chance of snow could be as early as next Wednesday.    

"We love snow so we wouldn't mind some more snow, but safe travels I suppose would be the biggest hope," said McCawley.

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