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Snow continues to work its way into SE Iowa and WC Illinois. Winter weather advisories have been expanded west by the NWS to include the Quad Cities along with areas east of a line from roughly Mt. Pleasant to Sterling. That is exactly the region I projected at 1:30 this afternoon, well before the change was made. Just saying...

Here's the official NWS snowfall forecast.

As you can see in the models below, both the GFS and EURO in their 18z runs get the 1" line to Dubuque and Cedar Rapids. Amounts in the Quad Cities are 4 to 5" which is far more than the 1-2" indicated. Much of the area southeast of the Quad Cities is showing 4-6" totals. Burlington has already had nearly 2". The advisories could actually go another county NW if the new model trends verify.



The snow will end late tonight or very early Tuesday morning from west to east. After than, another bitterly cold day prevails. That's all for now. Roll weather...TS



The second printing of my new book Derecho, Iowa's Inland Hurricane has just arrived and can be purchased below. However they are going fast and if you are interested in having the most authoritative account of this extreme event you need to act now. Don't miss this opportunity to own the weather story of a generation. You can order yours at See the book endorsements below


*This book has been quite the talk with the Iowa State Library promoting it. I have never seen the State Library promote any books like this unless it was an award winner of particular interest to libraries. Hopefully your sales are through the roof!

Jolene Kronschnabel-Director of Hawkins Memorial Library, La Porte City, Iowa

*I ordered one of your Derecho books about the storm in Cedar Rapids, IA back in December. I love it! I had also bought one that the Cedar Rapids Gazette sold. Your book by far is so much better, you have a lot more pictures and it just tells more of the story. Thank you for putting a wonderful keepsake together! Do you have any left? If so can you tell me how to get at least one more.

Thank you so much! Penny Brecke

*Hi Terry and Carolyn!

Thank you for my book, the kind dedication and wonderful job on the book warmed my heart!! Loved all the info-great job Terry! Carolyn the stories brought tears to my eyes. I have to admit it was difficult to read at first-reliving that day, but joy also with the way you wrote them in such good faith! We are living in town as our house is still gutted. Work is slow but progressing. The damage was far greater than we thought, but it will be glorious again one day! Love and prayer.

Jenny Janssen

*I received my book yesterday (just in time for Christmas). Thank you for all the hard work it took to put it together and trying so hard to get this book out. My husband will love it. Enjoyed your Christmas Video.

Karleen Booth

*Got the book today and am reading it now! Very well done. Thanks.

Jack Wiley