A Look Back at a Winter Storm in December 2009

December 8, 2014

On this date we were dealing with a blizzard. Most of the state was dealing with heavy snow, strong wind and very cold temperatures. The average state snowfall from this storms was 10.2″. It would be the 3rd snowiest storm for the state.

Dec 8 Snow

Here is a look at the snow depth across the nation on the morning of December 10, 2009.

Dec 8 for Dec 10 Snow Depth

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Snow Cover Update

December 8, 2014

The snow cover this morning is 17.9% across the nation. If you compare that to last year on the same date there is a big difference. On this day (Dec. 8) it is the lowest % of snow cover since at least 2003 and last year was the highest %.
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The way the forecast looks today, through Christmas, the chance of any snow is very slim.

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Weather Hot Shots on Thu. Dec. 4

December 4, 2014

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December Snow

December 2, 2014

The first two days of December have been dry and the next 7 days are forecast to remain dry. The temperature outlook through the middle of December is above normal. We might also stay dry for this stretch of time as well. Compare this to December last year.

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Weather Hot Shots on Tue. Dec. 2

December 2, 2014

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Weather Hot Shots on Mon. Dec. 1

December 1, 2014

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Snow Cover

November 27, 2014

Here is how much snow cover is across the lower 48 on Thanksgiving.

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24 Hour Snow Totals

November 27, 2014

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6 AM Wednesday to 6 AM Thursday

Location County Snow
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.6
Dubuque Dubuque T
Cedar Rapids Linn NA
Iowa City Johnson NA
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 1.1
ALLISON, IA Butler 2.0
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.7
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.7
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 1.0
BRIGHTON, IA Washington 6.8
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 0.4
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.3
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 1.4
COGGON, IA Linn 0.2
COLWELL, IA Floyd 1.5
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 0.4
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.5
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek T
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque T
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.1
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.2
FAIRFIELD, IA Jefferson 2.0
FAYETTE, IA Fayette T
FULTON, IA Jackson T
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy T
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 2.0
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 1.0
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 1.5
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 1.0
LOWDEN, IA Cedar T
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton T
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.9
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 0.5
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 1.5
OELWEIN 1E, IA Fayette 0.5
PARKERSBURG, IA Butler 1.0
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.3
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 2.2
STANLEY 4 W, IA Buchanan 0.2
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 1.0
TRAER, IA Tama 0.5
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.5
VINTON, IA Benton 0.3
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.1
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 1.9
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 1.0
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 1.0
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More Light Snow on the Way

November 25, 2014

Tonight: Increasing clouds with a 30% chance of light snow late. Low: 17-21. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Cloudy with a 70% chance of light snow (trace-2” w/isolated 3” amounts west of Waterloo). High: 30-33. Wind: NE 10-15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a few flurries. Low: 10-14. Wind: NW 10-15 mph.

Thanksgiving Day: Partly cloudy and cold. High: near 20.

Friday: Partly cloudy. High: low-mid 30s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 30s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy and cold. High: upper 20s.

Monday: Partly cloudy and cold. High: upper 20s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High: near 40.

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Clouds increase tonight as a weak area of low pressure tracks southeast across western Iowa. Light snow is possible late tonight (after midnight). Light snow chances continue through the day with light accumulation (trace-2” w/isolated 3” amounts west of Waterloo). Light snow will make the roads slick so use caution when traveling Wednesday. The wind Wednesday will be from the NE at 10-15 mph.

Thanksgiving will be cold, but at least dry.

Friday morning temperatures will start in the teens and remain dry as many head out early to go shopping.

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24 Hour Snow Totals

November 25, 2014

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6 AM Monday to 6 AM Tuesday

Location County 24 Hr
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.6
Dubuque Dubuque 1.1
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.6
Iowa City Johnson NA
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.3
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.5
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton T
BRIGHTON, IA Washington 0.1
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.4
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.7
COGGON, IA Linn 0.4
COLWELL, IA Floyd 0.2
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 0.4
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 1.0
De Witt 0.9 N Clinton 1.1
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.4
Delmar 2.3 NW Clinton 1.0
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 1.1
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.7
EDGEWOOD, IA Clayton 1.0
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.5
FAIRFIELD, IA Jefferson T
FAYETTE, IA Fayette T
GILMAN, IA Poweshiek T
GRINNELL 3 SW, IA Poweshiek T
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy T
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.2
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin T
LAKE MILLS, IA Winnebago 0.3
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin T
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 1.7
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 0.1
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 1.5
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.6
MARSHALLTOWN, IA Marshall 0.2
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.5
MUSCATINE 2 N, IA Muscatine T
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.5
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 1.0
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 0.5
POSTVILLE, IA Allamakee T
Rose Hill 4.0 NNW Mahaska T
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.7
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.2
STANLEY 4 W, IA Buchanan 0.1
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama T
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.5
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.3
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.1
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 1.0
Waterloo NWS Snowfall, IA Black Hawk 0.6
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