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IT'S "SNOW" JOKE...

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IT'S SNOW JOKE...

Make no joke about it, up to now the numbers show we have had a snowy winter. The unique aspect of this season's snow is that more than 30 inches of it came in a 3-week period. Here's what the Iowa Mesonet indicates for total snow as of Monday morning. Note that the sweet spot for this year has been along and NW of the Mississippi. More than 3 feet of snow has fallen on a line from Ottumwa to Dubuque. Remarkably, less than 5 inches has been measured in NC Iowa near the Minnesota border.

Here's a closer look at seasonal totals in Iowa.

Based on the percent of normal, some places in SC and SE Iowa have had 2–4 times their average snowfall, with nearly 2 months left in the snow season.

In the Quad Cities, 36.4 inches of snow has been tallied at the NWS office in Davenport. Amazingly, 27.9 inches of that came in just 22 days. Even more impressive, about 25 inches fell in 5 days. This is really wild, of the 36 inches measured, only 7 days since October 1st have seen 1 inch or more of snow. Weird stuff.


Colder weather is in the cards for the upcoming weekend. In my next post, I'll see if the chill (will spill) any snow upon its arrival. Until then, roll weather...TS PS Due to my recent health issues, I'm in need of your donation to the site more than ever. If you use it and find value in it, please consider a donation. Thanks to you who have already made a contribution!

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