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This update comes to you from Wolfeboro, New Hampshire where I'm celebrating my daughter's birthday, Eden turned 17 today. As such, this will be straight and to the point, more snow is coming to town.

The disturbance driving this new round of white gold is set to move into the area late Sunday morning or early afternoon and quickly spread east. The new data has not changed much since Friday meaning the main thrust of the event will be near and north of I-80 where 2-4" of fresh white gold is expected. The NWS has issued a winter weather advisory for that part of my area, but only in Iowa. They did not extend it across the river into NW Illinois which is mystifying. I am almost certain that will happen at some point.

Even the official NWS forecast shows a 1-3" range in Sterling and Freeport which is no different than Iowa City, Maquoketa, and Dubuque which are under advisories. I'm not saying anything more about that.

Getting to the latest models, here's what they are indicating for snowfall. Remember, these are not forecasts, just model guidance which allow us to assemble our forecasts for a given area. I do see decent consistency so I'm feeling good about that area near and north of I-80 for the 2-4" totals. The one inch line should end up close to HWY 34. South of there less than an inch is likely.



The 3K NAM

The 12K NAM

My first post ever with a party hat! Note the Iowa sweatshirt I wear with pride. Garzilla is the man.

So that's the latest and greatest. Time to get back to the party here in New Hampshire where the motto free or die. I'm opting for live free! Roll weather...TS



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*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

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*Hi Terry and Carolyn!

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

Jack Wiley


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