Snow Storm Totals

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The video below is the time lapse of the entire storm.

 

Here is time lapse from when the storm was over the Pacific Ocean and the evolution across the Midwest.

Town Snow
Waterloo 7.1
Dubuque 2.7
Cedar Rapids 1.0
Iowa City 1.0
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 0.5
Audubon, IA 7.0
BELLE PLAINE, IA 3.0
CASCADE, IA 1.5
Central City 6.7 W 1.0
CHARLES CITY, IA 9.0
Clarksville 5.0
COGGON, IA 4.2
CONRAD, IA 2.3
Decorah 7.3
Decorah 6ESE, IA 8.0
Decorah 7.9 ENE 7.3
Dubuque #3, IA 2.4
Dysart 3.1 N 3.2
Edgewood 7.5
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 5.3
Ely 0.5 SE 0.3
FAYETTE, IA 7.4
Fort Atkinson 7.0
GRUNDY CENTER, IA 5.7
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 5.0
Independence 6.0
IONIA 2W, IA 7.0
IOWA FALLS, IA 9.0
Lansing 10.0
LOWDEN, IA 0.5
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA 3.2
MARENGO, IA 0.7
Marion 1.2 NE 1.5
Monticello, IA 1.5
NASHUA 2SW, IA 8.0
New Hampton 0.4 SW 6.8
NEW HAMPTON, IA 13.0
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 9.0
Oelwein 0.8 WNW 6.0
PARKERSBURG, IA 7.0
Quasqueton 1.8 S 2.4
Solon 0.3 ESE 1.0
STANLEY 4 W, IA 6.0
Strawberry Point 9.0
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 3.0
TRAER, IA 4.0
TRIPOLI, IA 6.2
VINTON, IA 5.0
VOLGA 1NE, IA 7.5
Waterloo 1.8 SSE 5.8
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA 1.0

The map below was the forecast:

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Here are some snow totals from the western part of the state.

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This post was written by Schnack on February 3, 2016

24 Hour Snow Totals

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6 AM Monday to 6 AM Tuesday

Town Snow
Waterloo 2.5
Dubuque 1.6
Cedar Rapids 2.3
Iowa City 0.3
BELLE PLAINE 2.0
Amana 4.7 W 2.0
Anamosa 3SSW 1.8
CASCADE 1.5
Center Junction 2.6 W 1.6
Central City 6.7 W 2.5
COGGON 2.5
CONRAD 2.1
Coralville 1.8 NW 0.5
Decorah 7.9 ENE 2.0
Dubuque #3 1.6
Dubuque L&D 11 2.5
Dysart 3.1 N 2.1
EDGEWOOD 2.0
ELKADER 6SSW 1.9
Ely 0.5 SE 1.4
FAYETTE 1.2
GRUNDY CENTER 1.7
GUTTENBERG L & D 10 3.0
IONIA 2W 3.0
LOWDEN 0.5
MARENGO 1.7
Marion 1.2 NE 1.8
Monona WWTP 1.8
Monticello 1.6
New Hampton 0.4 SW 3.2
NEW HAMPTON 3.0
Oelwein 0.8 WNW 2.2
OELWEIN 1E 2.1
Quasqueton 1.8 S 2.6
Robins 0.4 SSE 2.0
TOLEDO 3 N 3.0
TRAER 1.5
TRIPOLI 2.6
VINTON 2.4
VOLGA 1NE 2.3
Waterloo 1.8 SSE 2.2
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE 1.0
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This post was written by Schnack on January 26, 2016

Snowfall Update

Snow stats through Jan 16 at:

Waterloo
Season: 27.5″
Normal: 16.8″ (+10.7″)
Last Year: 13.4″

Dubuque
Season: 21.8″
Normal: 19.1″ (+2.7″)
Last Year: 8.3″

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This post was written by Schnack on January 14, 2016

Forecast vs. Actual

Making a forecast is a challenge every day. Some forecasts are easier than others. Winter storms might be one of the more difficult things to forecast. A few degrees either side of freezing at all different layers of the atmosphere can make for a very different outcome than forecast. Snow, sleet and freezing across eastern Iowa Monday was one of those situations. Not every forecast plays out as expected and they probably never will in my lifetime. We have a team of meteorologists at KWWL that work hard 7 days a week to get it right…daily. The few that we do get wrong is a learning experience. Despite the challenges leading up to Monday’s storm, the forecast was pretty good for a high-end event. The graphic on the left is the forecast and graphic on the right is the actual snow reports.

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This post was written by Schnack on December 29, 2015

24 Hour Snow Totals

Snow Totals from 6 AM Monday to 6 AM Tuesday

 

Snow
Waterloo 10.3
Dubuque 6.8
Cedar Rapids 5.0
Iowa City 3.5
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Anamosa 3SSW, IA 6.1
Anamosa 6.4
Bertram 3.3
Calmar 10.5
CASCADE, IA 1.2
Cedar Falls 9.0
Center Junction 6.0
Coggon 4.6
CONRAD, IA 6.2
Coralville 1.8 NW 3.0
Cresco 6.0
Denver 9.8
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 6.1
EDGEWOOD, IA 6.0
Eldora 8.0
FAYETTE, IA 5.7
Fort Atkinson 10.1
Frankville 5.5
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 8.3
Hazleton 7.5
Independence 6.0
IOWA FALLS, IA 7.5
Kalona 5.0
Ladora 5.5
Lowden 5.0
Marquette 9.0
Marion 1.2 NE 4.1
Monona WWTP, IA 11.5
Monticello, IA 6.0
Mount Vernon 4.5
Nashua 10.0
New Hampton 8.5
NEWTON, IA 5.5
Oelwein 7.3
Parnell 4.3
Palo 6.7
Spillville 8.5
Swisher 3.6
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 7.0
TRIPOLI, IA 9.8
Vinton 6.0
VOLGA 1NE, IA 9.6
Washington 4.0
Waukon 9.0
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This post was written by Schnack on December 29, 2015

Monday Evening Snow Reports

Snowfall reports through Monday evening:
9.8″ Denver
7.9″ Decorah
7.5″ Eldora
7.4″ Waterloo
7.0″ Newhall
7.0″ Waverly
6.5″ Stanley
6.5″ Atkins
6.0″ Greene
6.0″ Belle Plaine
6.0″ Wellsburg
6.0″ Toledo
6.0″ Dubuque
5.0″ Cedar Rapids
5.0″ Independence
4.8″ Springville
4.0″ Mount Vernon
3.5″ Elmira
3.5″ Iowa City
3.0″ North Liberty
3.0″ Solon
2.5″ Durant
2.5″ Stanwood
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This post was written by Schnack on December 28, 2015

Another Look at a Record Setting Dec 13

The rain on Dec 13 is the highest 1 day total during the winter (Dec/Jan/Feb) on record at Waterloo.

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It is also the record for that day.
One-Day Rainfall Record

 

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This post was written by Schnack on December 16, 2015

24 Hour Rain Totals and Broken Records

Below are rain totals from 7 AM Saturday to 7 AM Sunday

*note it was still raining after 7 AM Sunday in many locations*

Location County 24-Hour Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 1.83
Dubuque Dubuque 0.63
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.41
Iowa City Johnson 0.49
Ackley 9.2 NNE Butler 0.84
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 0.26
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.50
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.63
Bellevue LD 12, IA Jackson 0.30
CALMAR, IA Winneshiek 1.17
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.58
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 0.58
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.28
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.85
CLUTIER, IA Tama 0.40
COGGON, IA Linn 0.62
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 0.45
Decorah 6ESE, IA Winneshiek 2.74
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.92
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.58
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.50
Dysart 3.1 N Tama 0.71
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.62
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.70
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 3.18
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.52
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.89
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 1.00
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 0.64
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.97
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 0.75
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.27
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.26
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.58
Marion 1.7 NNW Linn 0.69
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 1.20
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 1.10
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 1.39
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.41
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 0.52
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 1.31
Parnell 0.1 SSW Iowa 0.40
Robins 0.4 SSE Linn 0.53
SIOUX CITY AIRPORT, IA Woodbury 0.35
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.60
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA Clayton 0.50
TRAER, IA Tama 0.88
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 2.98
VINTON, IA Benton 0.46
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.55
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.50
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.40

 

At 1 AM, Waterloo broke today’s daily record rainfall when 0.65″ was reported at the airport. Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City have also broken December 13th’s daily rainfall record.  Here are the final rainfall amounts from December 13th.

Daily Rainfall Record Big 4

From midnight to 4 AM, Waterloo airport then recorded 1.69″ breaking the one-day December record rainfall set at 12/5/1982. See image below for total rainfall for December 13th, the wettest December day on record.

One-Day Rainfall Record

As of December 13th, this is the second wettest December on record so far in Waterloo.

Also, December 13th was the wettest day on record between the months of October and April.

 

Today’s record highs are also being broken across the area. Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City broke their daily record highs for today early this morning when temperatures were in the 60s (30° above normal for this time of year). Below are what the new record highs for today are as of 7:03 PM (12/13)

Record Highs vs Actual

 

Record warm lows were also recorded across eastern Iowa yesterday (12/12).

Record Warm Lows

 

And record warm lows could be broken again today. Below are the current records and forecast lows for today (12/13):

Record Warm Lows vs Forecast

*Note: These record numbers may change. *

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This post was written by Denice Pelster on December 13, 2015

24 Hour Snowfall

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6 AM Tuesday to 6 AM Wednesday

Location County 24-Hr Snow
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.2
Dubuque Dubuque 0.6
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.5
Iowa City Johnson N/A
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington T
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.6
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton T
BRIGHTON, IA Washington 0.2
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 1.0
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE Black Hawk 0.8
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.5
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 1.0
COGGON, IA Linn 0.1
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.5
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.8
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.6
EDGEWOOD, IA Clayton 2.5
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 2.0
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.2
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy T
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 1.2
HAMPTON, IA Franklin T
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.7
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin T
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin T
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 1.4
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.7
MARENGO, IA Iowa T
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.5
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 1.6
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.7
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.7
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 1.0
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette T
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 0.3
Robins 0.4 SSE Linn 0.4
Swisher 0.4 NNE Johnson 0.5
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama T
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 1.1
VINTON, IA Benton 0.2
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 2.3
WASHINGTON, IA Washington T
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk T
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk T
Waterloo NWS Snowfall, IA Black Hawk 0.2
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 2.3
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa T
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This post was written by Denice Pelster on December 2, 2015

24 Hour Rain Totals

6 AM Thursday to 6 AM Friday

 Town County Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.73
Dubuque Dubuque 1.46
Cedar Rapids Linn 1.74
Iowa City Johnson 1.67
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 1.92
ALLISON, IA Butler 0.85
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 2.00
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 1.88
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 1.14
Bellevue LD 12, IA Jackson 1.50
BRIGHTON, IA Washington 1.88
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 1.44
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 1.49
Center Junction 2.6 W Jones 1.70
Central City 6.7 W Linn 1.31
Central City, IA Linn 1.40
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.62
CLUTIER, IA Tama 0.97
COGGON, IA Linn 1.25
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 1.70
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.60
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.81
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 1.54
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 1.40
EDGEWOOD, IA Clayton 1.41
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 1.29
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 1.86
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.73
FULTON, IA Jackson 1.42
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 1.33
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.80
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW Delaware 1.27
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.62
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 2.10
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.85
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 1.98
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 0.41
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 1.82
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 1.36
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 1.73
Marion 1.7 NNW Linn 1.44
Marquette 0.2 NNE Clayton 1.03
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.97
Monticello, IA Jones 1.40
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.71
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.32
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 1.60
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 1.66
North Liberty 1.7 WNW Johnson 1.69
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.90
OELWEIN 1E, IA Fayette 0.85
OSAGE , IA Mitchell 0.19
Palo 4.4 SSW Linn 1.81
PARKERSBURG, IA Butler 1.15
Parnell 0.1 SSW Iowa 2.15
Robins 0.4 SSE Linn 1.55
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 1.33
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.58
STANLEY 4 W, IA Buchanan 1.02
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA Clayton 1.15
Swisher 0.4 NNE Johnson 1.79
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.64
TRAER, IA Tama 1.10
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.83
VINTON, IA Benton 0.88
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 1.27
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 1.71
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 0.64
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.71
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 0.98
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 1.63
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This post was written by Schnack on November 27, 2015