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A LATE AFTERNOON UPDATE ON THE SNOW...
Snow has developed here in Cedar Rapids and has begun to accumulate on grassy surfaces. It's game on for the next round of winter weather. I do have a couple new models to pass along although nothing has changed significantly. This is the hi-res HRRR
The 12 EURO is also in the house.
In general most of my area will see 1 to as much as 6 inches. The lightest will be in the northwest. The heaviest near and east of the Mississippi. This is the way the NWS sees it out of the Quad Cities. I think it looks reasonable.
The NWS in Des Moines shows this for totals.
You can see the developing snow bands on radar.
Here's some fun facts about Halloween snow thanks to the fine folks at the NWS in the Quad Cities. All of these sites will likely see their snowiest Halloween ever.
It's also going to be the coldest for highs with readings only in the 30s. Very cold conditions can be expected for trick or treating. This is a nice little graphic planner that's plenty spooky from the NWS.
That's all I have for now with 1 mile visibility in snow here at the home base in Marion, Iowa. It is beautiful! Roll weather...TS