Last Time it Snowed 10″+

The official snow totals for Waterloo and Dubuque were 10″+. I did some checking to see when was the last time we had 10″+.

Waterloo: this storm 10″….last time 10.7″ Dec 23-24, 2010

Dubuque: this storm 14.4″….last time 10.6″   Jan 31-Feb 2, 2011

Cedar Rapids: this storm 5.0″….last time 10.9″   Jan 31-Feb 2, 2011

Iowa City: this storm 2.5″….last time 14.0″   Jan 31-Feb 2, 2011

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This post was written by Schnack on December 21, 2012

December 21

From NWS
1989
: Record breaking cold weather set in for several days in late December with a statewide average temperature of -10.8 F over the four days from the 20th-23rd. The coldest readings came on the 21st when nearly every location in the state dipped below -20 F with reported lows of -27 F at Anamosa, Le Mars, and Mount Ayr, -28 F at Perry, -29 F at Audubon, Hawarden, Logan, and Sibley, -30 F at Sioux Rapids, and -31 F at Atlantic, Chariton, and Guthrie Center. Wind chills bottomed out at -78 F at Sioux City on the 21st and even in the afternoon high temperatures were below -10 F at every reporting station in Iowa despite abundant sunshine.

1891: An extremely rare December tornado touched down on the west side of Marshalltown, injuring one person along a three mile damage path. This is one of only three December tornadoes on record in Iowa.

This Day in National/World Weather History …
 21 December 1944 → The Battle of the Bulge lasted from December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945. By this time Germany was clearly losing World War II and Hitler was hoping to regain advantage if the attack would occur in bad weather to prevent the Allied Air Forces from being effective. As the Americans occupied the strategic position of Bastogne, the German army surrounded the city. However because of bad weather, planes were unable to fly and provide supplies by air drop to the American Forces. On December 29 the weather finally cleared up and much needed supplies were received. The Americans then launched a counteroffensive, but soldiers had to fight the cold and snow as well.
 21 December 1967 → The City Hall and a large portion of the business district of Potosi, MO was destroyed by an F4 tornado. There were 52 injuries and 3 deaths.
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This post was written by Schnack on December 21, 2012

Before and After Photo

Thursday I posted on facebook and Twitter (@KWWLSchnack) that it would nice to see before and after photos to see how the storm changed the look. Here are a couple examples of the before and after. Click on photos to enlarge it.

 

 

 

 

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This post was written by Schnack on December 21, 2012

Winter 2012-2013 Snow Update (Dec 21)

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This post was written by Schnack on December 21, 2012

Strong Winds December 20, 2012

Here are the highest wind speeds recorded December 20, 2012. These winds aided in the drifting of snow and whiteout conditions reported across the area.

Location Time Wind Speed
     
CEDAR RAPIDS MUNI ARPT (LINN IA) (ASOS) 1238 PM DEC 20 59 MPH
2 SSE JULIEN (DUBUQUE IA) (APRSWXNET) 317 PM DEC 20 56 MPH
MACOMB MUNICIPAL  AIRPORT 335 PM DEC 20 54 MPH
INDEPENDENCE (BUCHANAN IA) (AWOS) 1015 AM DEC 20 54 MPH
BURLINGTON REGIONAL AIRPORT 1253 PM DEC 20 53 MPH
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON IA) (AWOS) 1155 AM DEC 20 53 MPH
FAIRFIELD (JEFFERSON IA) (740 FT)(AWOS) 115 PM DEC 20 53 MPH
1 NE DELTA (KEOKUK IA) (664 FT)(IADOT) 1220 PM DEC 20 53 MPH
MOUNT PLEASANT (HENRY IA) (AWOS) 1015 AM DEC 20 52 MPH
CLINTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (CLINTON IA) 115 PM DEC 20 51 MPH
CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN IA) (773 FT)(IADOT) 120 PM DEC 20 51 MPH
2 WNW PALISADES-KEPLER SATE PARK 123 PM DEC 20 50 MPH
IOWA CITY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 1243 PM DEC 20 49 MPH
1 E BRANDON (BUCHANAN IA) (IADOT) 1106 AM DEC 20 49 MPH
OELWEIN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (FAYETTE IA) 215 PM DEC 20 49 MPH
CHARLES CITY (FLOYD IA) (993 FT)(AWOS) 115 PM DEC 20 49 MPH
2 N IONIA (CHICKASAW IA) (IADOT) 155 PM DEC 20 48 MPH
KEOKUK (LEE IA) (AWOS) 155 PM DEC 20 48 MPH
MUSCATINE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 1215 PM DEC 20 47 MPH
2 W UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS (JOHNSON IA) 202 PM DEC 20 47 MPH
3 SSW CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN IA) (IADOT) 131 PM DEC 20 47 MPH
2 NNE OLIN (JONES IA) (APRSWXNET) 1135 AM DEC 20 46 MPH
VINTON (BENTON IA) (AWOS) 1135 AM DEC 20 45 MPH
1 W DEWITT (CLINTON IA) (789 FT)(IADOT) 143 PM DEC 20 45 MPH
DECORAH MUNICIPAL AIPRORT 1235 PM DEC 20 45 MPH
PLATTEVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 1155 AM DEC 20 44 MPH
1 N WILLIAMSBURG (IOWA IA) (IADOT) 722 AM DEC 20 44 MPH
1 W MAQUOKETA (JACKSON IA) (IADOT) 311 PM DEC 20 44 MPH
3 SE PRAIRIEBURG (LINN IA) (APRSWXNET) 348 PM DEC 20 43 MPH
1 SW MOUNT STERLING (CRAWFORD WI) 1135 AM DEC 20 43 MPH
4 E NORDNESS (WINNESHIEK IA) (IADOT) 243 PM DEC 20 42 MPH
4 ESE OAKLAND MILLS (HENRY IA) (IADOT) 1155 AM DEC 20 42 MPH
1 WNW CENTER GROVE (DUBUQUE IA) (IADOT) 135 PM DEC 20 42 MPH
2 W LIME CITY (CEDAR IA) (IADOT) 1210 PM DEC 20 41 MPH
1 SSE MANCHESTER (DELAWARE IA) (IADOT) 732 AM DEC 20 40 MPH
FAIRFAX (LINN IA) (767 FT)(APRSWXNET) 817 AM DEC 20 39 MPH
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN  AIRPORT (CRAWFORD WI) 1215 PM DEC 20 39 MPH
BOSCOBEL AIRPORT (GRANT WI) (ASOS) 148 PM DEC 20 38 MPH
MONTICELLO (JONES IA) (AWOS) 235 PM DEC 20 38 MPH
TIPTON (CEDAR IA) (813 FT)(APRSWXNET) 1143 AM DEC 20 38 MPH
MISSISSIPPI R, IL CITY LK & D 16       2 20 PM DEC 20 37 MPH
2 ESE IOWA CITY (JOHNSON IA) 203 PM DEC 20 36 MPH
SAINT ANSGAR (MITCHELL IA) (APRSWXNET) 325 PM DEC 20 35 MPH
2 NE EAST DUBUQUE (GRANT WI) (WIDOT) 239 PM DEC 20 34 MPH
1 ENE BOSCOBEL (GRANT WI) (RAWS) 103 PM DEC 20 34 MPH
2 WSW TURTLE CREEK PARK (DELAWARE IA) 234 PM DEC 20 33 MPH
1 WNW PRAIRIE DU CHIEN (CRAWFORD WI) 1135 AM DEC 20 32 MPH
1 WNW GALENA TERRITORY (JO DAVIESS IL) 208 PM DEC 20 31 MPH
JULIEN (DUBUQUE IA) (616 FT)(APRSWXNET) 327 PM DEC 20 31 MPH
JESUP (BUCHANAN IA) (985 FT)(AWS) 504 AM DEC 20 30 MPH
1 WNW TENNYSON (GRANT WI) (AIRNOW) 1000 AM DEC 20 29 MPH
MONONA (CLAYTON IA) (1182 FT)(AWS) 1135 AM DEC 20 28 MPH
1 NNE MANCHESTER (DELAWARE IA) (AWS) 254 PM DEC 20 27 MPH
1 ENE CRESCO (HOWARD IA) (1279 FT)(IEM) 929 AM DEC 20 26 MPH
1 WNW VAN HORNE (BENTON IA) (APRSWXNET) 1027 AM DEC 20 25 MPH
1 SSW VINTON (BENTON IA) (APRSWXNET) 1114 AM DEC 20 24 MPH
3 ENE CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN IA) (AWS) 145 PM DEC 20 21 MPH
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON IA) (AWS) 1105 AM DEC 20 20 MPH
1 NE MARION (LINN IA) (APRSWXNET) 652 AM DEC 20 20 MPH
EAST DUBUQUE (JO DAVIESS IL) (MESOWEST) 515 AM DEC 20 20 MPH
1 ESE DUBUQUE (DUBUQUE IA) (APRSWXNET) 237 PM DEC 20 19 MPH
1 E DUBUQUE (DUBUQUE IA) (APRSWXNET) 256 PM DEC 20 18 MPH
2 E IOWA CITY (JOHNSON IA) (AIRNOW) 100 PM DEC 20 18 MPH
MUSCATINE (MUSCATINE IA) (AIRNOW) 900 AM DEC 20 17 MPH
GALENA (JO DAVIESS IL) (APRSWXNET) 1234 PM DEC 20 16 MPH
CASCADE (DUBUQUE IA) (874 FT)(AWS) 440 AM DEC 20 15 MPH
1 SSE MUSCATINE (MUSCATINE IA) (AIRNOW) 1200 PM DEC 20 14 MPH
1 SE MUSCATINE (MUSCATINE IA) (AIRNOW) 1000 AM DEC 20 14 MPH
2 ENE HIAWATHA (LINN IA) (APRSWXNET) 324 PM DEC 20 14 MPH
1 WNW CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN IA) 126 PM DEC 20 12 MPH
3 NE MUSCATINE (MUSCATINE IA) 924 AM DEC 20 12 MPH
1 ENE MARION (LINN IA) (APRSWXNET) 413 AM DEC 20 10 MPH
1 WNW FULTON (CLINTON IA) (AIRNOW) 1200 PM DEC 20 9 MPH
2 SE CLINTON (CLINTON IA) (AIRNOW) 200 PM DEC 20 9 MPH
CORALVILLE LAKE CHW (JOHNSON IA) (GOES) 600 AM DEC 20 3 MPH
1 WNW CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN IA) (AIRNOW) 500 AM DEC 20 3 MPH
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This post was written by Denice Pelster on December 21, 2012

December 20, 2012 Snow Storm Totals

These are the snow totals from the entire storm.

Location County Snow
Waterloo Black Hawk 10.0
Dubuque Dubuque 14.4
Cedar Rapids Linn 5.0
Iowa City Johnson 2.5
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 5.0
Calmar Winneshiek 6.0
Cedar Rapids 1 SSE Linn 6.0
Cedar Rapids 2 W Linn 4.5
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 7.7
Cedar Rapids 5 NW Linn 6.5
Central City Linn 6.0
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 4.5
Charlotte Clinton 5.5
Clayton Center Clayton 10.0
CLERMONT, IA Fayette 8.0
Clutier Tama 8.0
COGGON, IA Linn 8.0
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 4.3
Decorah Winneshiek 5.0
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 6.0
Dorchester Allamakee 8.0
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 7.8
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 13.0
Eldora Hardin 10.0
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 12.5
Elma Howard 4.1
Elmira 1 W Johnson 5.0
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 10.0
Geneseo 1 N Henry 3.8
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 10.0
Guttenberg Clayton 12.0
Guttenberg 1 W Clayton 12.0
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 9.0
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 4.0
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 4.0
Iowa City 3 SE Johnson 2.5
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 4.0
Ladora 2 SSW Iowa 6.5
LANSING 4SE, IA Allamakee 7.8
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 6.5
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 7.1
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 8.0
Marion 1 N Linn 5.0
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 3.9
Marshalltown Marshall 13.0
McGregor 4 W Clayton 10.0
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 8.5
Montezuma 1 W Poweshiek 4.5
Monticello, IA Jones 5.6
Muscatine N Muscatine 6.2
Muscatine 2 NE Muscatine 6.0
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 3.5
New Hampton Chickasaw 6.0
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 2.0
North Liberty Johnson 4.9
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 5.1
North Washington Chickasaw 4.0
Norway W Benton 8.5
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 11.6
OSAGE , IA Mitchell 5.2
Peosta Dubuque 6.5
Riceville Mitchell 6.0
Scotch Grove Jones 5.0
Solon E Johnson 4.0
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 4.5
Springville NNW Linn 6.5
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 5.2
STANLEY 4 W, IA Buchanan 12.0
Swisher Johnson 3.4
Toledo Tama 8.0
Victor Iowa 7.0
Vinton 1 SE Benton 11.0
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 13.1
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 9.5
Waterloo NWS Snowfall, IA Black Hawk 4.5
Waterville 8S Allamakee 7.0
What Cheer 3 E Keokuk 2.0
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 4.3

 

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This post was written by Denice Pelster on December 21, 2012