Jan/Feb Snowfall

The Winter that never was…should be the title of the winter 2016-17. We have had just a handful of days with snow and not much cold weather. The data below shows the amount of snowfall in Jan/Feb…combined for the last 10 years.

Waterloo

Dubuque

 

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This post was written by Schnack on February 16, 2017

Talking Warmth

February or April? It says February on the calendar, but if feels like late March. By the weekend it will feel more like April. The map below shows above normal temperatures across most of North America.

 

 

It hasn’t been much of a snowy winter. Through Feb 13, Waterloo has had only 14.4″ of snow. The chart below shows how it compares to normal on this date and the record amount. All the numbers up to Feb 13.

 

 

The 14.4″ of snow makes it the 4th least snowy winters since 1950.

 

 

There doesn’t seem to be any signs of cold air to produce any snow through the end of the month. Temperatures are likely to be above normal for the eastern half of the US through the end of the month.

 

 

 

The map below shows snow still on the ground across north central and northeast Iowa today. I doubt it is going to last long with no snow on the ground north and south of this area. A bare ground can warm faster and help melt the snow it surrounds. The bare ground heading into the weekend is also part of why it is going to get so warm. Highs in many locations are forecast to reach the low 60s.

 

 

 

Some records might be in jeopardy as we get into the weekend.

 

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This post was written by Schnack on February 13, 2017

Snowfall Comparison

For many of us across eastern Iowa, it seems as through we’ve had a lot less snowfall than last season.  If you are thinking that, you’re correct.

Waterloo and Dubuque are the only cities that have an official snowfall observation.  Here’s a look at where our snowfall amounts stand compared to last season (through February 10th), and what we normally see the entire season.  We are just past the halfway point of winter.

Here’s a look at the measured amount of snow each winter season over the last 10 years for Waterloo and Dubuque.  Both cities have had quite a range of seasonal snowfalls.

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on February 10, 2017

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Heavy Snow in Northeast U.S.

Snow reports from the northeast storm. Click here for details

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This post was written by Schnack on February 9, 2017

Snow Reports as of Wednesday Afternoon

A clear sky reveals where snow is on the ground from last night and previous storms.

 

 

Here are some of the snow reports as of Wednesday afternoon 02/08/2017:

Waterloo 0.2
Dubuque Trace
Cedar Rapids 1.0
Iowa City 1.4
Ainsworth 7.4 N 1.0
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 0.4
BELLE PLAINE, IA 1.1
CASCADE, IA Trace
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE 0.5
Cedar Rapids 2.2 WSW 1.2
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 0.7
Center Junction 2.6 W 0.2
Central City 6.7 W 0.2
COGGON, IA 0.2
Dysart 3.1 N 0.4
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Trace
Ely 0.5 SE 1.5
FULTON, IA Trace
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Trace
HAMPTON, IA Trace
IOWA CITY, IA 1.0
IOWA FALLS, IA 0.5
Kalona 7.3 NNW 1.0
LOWDEN, IA 1.0
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Trace
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA 0.1
MARENGO, IA 1.5
Marion 1.2 NE 0.5
NORTH ENGLISH, IA 0.5
North Liberty 1.5
Quasqueton 1.8 S 0.2
Robins 0.4 SSE 0.5
Sigourney, IA 1.0
Solon 0.3 ESE 1.8
STANLEY 4 W, IA Trace
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 0.5
WASHINGTON, IA 1.2
Waterloo 1.8 SSE 0.3
Waterloo NWS Snowfall, IA 0.2
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA 2.0

Iowa City – Courtesy Kyle Miller

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This post was written by Rachael Peart on February 8, 2017

Snow totals from Jan 24-25

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January 25 2017 snowfall map

Snow Totals - 4 Lines

8.9″ Lansing
8.8″ Waukon
8.0″ Calmar
8.0″ 2 miles SW of Nashua
8.0″ New Hampton
8.0″ West Union
7.8″ 6 miles SSE of Lourdes
7.7″ Monona
7.5″ Pikes Peak State Park
7.0″ 2 miles W of Ionia
7.0″ 1 mile WNW Waucoma
7.0″ Allison
7.0″ Dorchester
6.9″ Clarksville
6.8″ 5 miles ENE of Nordness
6.3″ Fayette
6.0″ 6 miles NNW Aplington
5.0″ 2 miles NNW of Fayette
5.0″ Decorah
5.0″ 6 miles WNW of Waukon
4.0″ Strawberry Point
3.0″ Volga
3.0″ 1 mile WNW of  Oelwein
2.7″ 6 miles SSW of Elkader
2.6″ Edgewood
2.5″ Jesup
2.3″ St Olaf
2.3″ 2 miles E of Oelwein
2.2″ Wadena
2.0″ 1 mile SW of Evansdale
2.0″ Guttenberg Dam 10
1.5″ 1 mile NW of Guttenberg

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This post was written by Schnack on January 25, 2017

Snowfall Reports so Far (Wednesday Morning)

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Photo from Erin in Monona in Clayton County

Here are the snow fall reports as of 7:45 AM Wednesday morning, January 25, 2017:

Waterloo 2.3
Dubuque 1.2
Cedar Rapids 0.0
Iowa City 0.0
Anamosa 3SSW, IA T
CASCADE, IA 0.5
Cedar Falls 3.0
Central City 6.7 W 0.4
CHARLES CITY, IA 7.0
COGGON, IA 1.0
Decorah 4.9SE 6.8
Dubuque #3, IA 1.2
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 0.5
EDGEWOOD, IA 3.5
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 2.7
FAYETTE, IA 6.3
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 2.0
IOWA FALLS, IA 4.5
Mount Auburn 2.2 NNW 1.0
NASHUA 2SW, IA 8.0
New Hampton 0.4 SW 6.5
NEW HAMPTON, IA 8.0
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 10.5
Osage 11.3
Quasqueton 1.8 S 0.9
Robins 0.4 SSE 1.0
STANLEY 4 W, IA 3.0
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 1.0
TRIPOLI, IA 4.7
VOLGA 1NE, IA 3.0
Waterloo 1.0 SW 1.4
Waterloo 1.8 SSE 2.0
Waterloo NWS Snowfall, IA 2.4

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This post was written by Rachael Peart on January 25, 2017

Snowiest January day in Waterloo

Snowiest January day in Waterloo was on Jan. 3, 1971.
Waterloo Fact

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This post was written by Schnack on January 3, 2017

24 Hour Rain Totals – Christmas 2016

24 hr rain

Here are the 24 hour rainfall totals from across eastern Iowa:

Waterloo 0.50
Dubuque 0.27
Cedar Rapids 0.45
Iowa City 0.18
Ainsworth 7.4 N 0.28
Amana 4.7 W 0.91
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 0.42
BELLE PLAINE, IA 0.80
Bellevue LD 12, IA 0.27
CALMAR, IA 0.19
CASCADE, IA 0.38
Cedar Rapids 2.2 WSW 0.71
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 0.50
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.66
Central City 6.7 W 0.88
CHARLES CITY, IA 0.55
CLUTIER, IA 0.91
COGGON, IA 0.73
Decorah 4.9SE 0.79
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.59
Dubuque #3, IA 0.35
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 0.30
Dysart 3.1 N 0.70
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 0.70
Ely 0.5 SE 0.33
FAYETTE, IA 0.69
FOREST CITY 2 NNE, IA 0.50
FULTON, IA 0.41
GRUNDY CENTER, IA 0.40
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 0.82
HAMPTON, IA 0.55
IOWA CITY, IA 0.33
IOWA FALLS, IA 0.52
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.31
LOWDEN, IA 0.43
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA 0.44
Marion 1.2 NE 0.44
Monona WWTP, IA 1.04
Monticello, IA 0.38
Mount Auburn 2.2 NNW 0.70
NASHUA 2SW, IA 0.62
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 0.56
NORTH ENGLISH, IA 1.00
Oelwein 0.8 WNW 0.86
Parnell 0.62
Parnell 0.1 SSW 0.22
Robins 0.4 SSE 0.62
Sigourney, IA 0.76
Toledo 0.62
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 0.62
TRAER, IA 0.62
TRIPOLI, IA 0.61
VINTON, IA 1.10
VOLGA 1NE, IA 0.73
WASHINGTON, IA 0.28
Waterloo 1.0 SW 1.07
Waterloo 1.8 SSE 0.58
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA 0.84

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This post was written by Rachael Peart on December 26, 2016

Preliminary Snowfall Totals (12/23)

Here are just a few reports we’ve received from Friday’s snowfall.  More will come in Saturday morning.

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Town Amount
Calmar 3.5
Cedar Falls 2.5
Clarksville 3.0
Decorah 3.0
Denver 3.0
Dubuque 1.7
Independence 1.4
Iowa Falls 4.0
Lowden 1.0
Mona 5.0
New Hampton 4.0
North Washington (Chicasaw Co.) 6.0
Riceville 2.5
Toledo 1.0
Waterloo 2.0
Waukon 2.5

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on December 23, 2016