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Quite the whopper of a snow system came through Iowa on Sunday. The models did start to catch onto the strengthening low out west and it did materialize... a wide area of 6-9".

Further to the south warmer temperatures led to lower amounts with more mixing. There will likely be more 3-4" totals as people measure the snow Sunday night and we'll see more updated totals Sunday morning.

Now we can dig out of this one and move onto the warm up... there will be a ridge building in the upper levels of the atmosphere that will push in warmer air.

It will be a fight though, due to an extensive and deep snow pack in the Midwest. (Do note this does not include Sunday's snowfall yet):

You'll see in these areas with the bulk of the snow that there will be lower temperatures. There is uncertainty in how warm it exactly will get due to the snowpack but temperatures will be near and above the freezing mark. Monday's highs:


There will be a system/front that moves through the Midwest on Thursday. It doesn't appear to have much precipitation with it right now:

There will be another system on Saturday that does appear to be stronger... this could bring more snow to parts of the Midwest but it's way to far out to know exact details yet.

Temperatures will likely go up and down as the pattern remains active but it doesn't look like there will be huge swings over the next 10 days for now!



The second printing of Terry's 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

*911, IOWA'S INLAND HURRICANE-Great stuff! I couldn't put the book down and read it in one night! Lynn Taylor

*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

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