SNOWFALL RECAP, THE WINNERS AND THE LOSERS
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THE WINNERS AND THE LOSERS...
The totals are still trickling in and it appears the heaviest snow from this storm ended up falling in a band that extended from near Independence to Cedar Rapids and on south to Coralville and Iowa City in Iowa. Most areas near and north of I-80 had 4 or more inches which is pretty close to what I outlined in my forecasts yesterday. The one area that underperformed was near and just east of the Quad Cities. The 3-4" amounts there were a good 2-3" less than what models suggested.
You can see that little dry punch on the graphic below. Then the amounts really went up again over NC and NE Illinois. Weird how mesoscale features create impacts like that. Those details are often impossible to see until the snow bands have developed on radar. Also some nice lake effect boosted totals for my white gold friends from Milwaukee along the Lake Michigan shore to Chicago.
Here's a few individual reports from NWS offices around the region.
Things will be quiet now through Wednesday. The next system arrives Thursday with a chance of snow or rain changing to snow. Some 1-2" totals are possible but so far this does not look significant and details are far from certain so that will get ironed out early in the week. After that signals are strong that Arctic air is coming for the weekend. It is going to get cold! RK will have more on that in the next post. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and roll weather...TS