SEARCHING FOR SNOW....
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Well maybe not everyone is searching for snow, but it's always nice to see some white gold around the holidays! However, it's no secret the weather hasn't been acting very normal lately. A mild start to December, record-breaking temperatures, tornadoes, a wind storm and... a big lack of snow. The Quad Cities record 0.1" of snow this month so far, and Cedar Rapids only a trace. Here's a look at the snowfall for the season so far:
There have been Decembers with little to no snow... the most recent being 2014 with a trace in Moline. There was 0.2" that year in Cedar Rapids and only a trace in 2002. There's really only a handful of years where December hasn't produced at least an inch of snow!
The prospects for the rest of December aren't terribly high. As I discussed in my last post there's a ridge of high pressure dominating the weather:
As a result the weather is going to be fairly quiet and MILD in the days leading up to Christmas. Take a look at the temperature trend for Cedar Rapids:
And for the Quad Cities:
Temperatures through Christmas aren't really conducive to snow. So it's no surprise this is where the snow is expected to fall over the next week:
There are certainly signs of cooler and more active weather as we head into the end of December and beginning of January.
There's still plenty of winter left!
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