SOME IMPRESSIVE SNOW TOTALS
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WHAT A BLAST....NOT!
Our major winter storm (the 2nd in four days) took a track through Illinois that brought a swath of heavy wet snow to the heart of my region. This graphic gives you a pretty good idea of where the primary snow band did its dirty work. Another inch or two is expected before this thing blows itself out.
Here's a closer inspection of totals in Iowa and Illinois by state.
As you can see, there was a very sharp cut-off line to the SE edge of the snow swath. The highest totals ran in a NE line from Fairfield to Muscatine to northeast of the Quad Cities. My friend, John Miller and his son Justin sent me a couple of pictures I will share. The first is his expensive snow gauge "only the best for John", showing nearly 15 inches of fresh white gold.
Here's his deck where he will be grilling weenies tonight. John indicates that with the 2 storms this week, he's had nearly 25 inches of snow. Bon Appétit Miller's, have a dog for me, and thanks for the pictures!
The big hurdle going forward will be winds and harsh cold. Readings in the western half of Iowa are already approaching zero.
With winds of 40 to 50mph, wind chills have hit 20 below in NW Iowa. In NC Montana I see one as low as 58 below. That is our future air mass.
The EURO meteogram shows a 3-day stretch where highs don't get above zero in the Quad Cities. 9 consecutive days have sub-zero lows, some pushing minus 20. Isn't that special!
In my next post we'll examine the cold for record potential and see if there is any more white gold in the future. Happy white trails you snowmobilers and roll weather...TS