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That very hvy snow that Iowa is having is making a B-line towards SWMI and SEMI. It will come down hard here for a couple of hours overnite. Morning rush will be a mess here for those commuters.

Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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Doesn’t get much more spread the wealth in the Midwest. 

7" here

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Looks like the Canadian is the prime winner as it was calling for a colder solution for my area the whole time. That is indeed what is eventually going to happen as most mets are now calling for a colder storm for SEMI.

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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Outside shot at 10” in CR. Final band of 30dbz should move in and last an hour or two. 

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2020-21 Snowfall: (Hiawatha)

TOTAL: 51.6"

(Oct. 18: 0.6") (Oct 19: 2.0") (Nov. ?: 1.5") (Dec. 12: 3.7") (Dec. 23: 0.5") (Dec. 27: 1.2") (Dec. 29: 9.2") (Jan. 15: 2.3”) (Jan 17. 1.1”)  (Jan. 24: 2.5”) (Jan. 26: 6.8") (Jan. 31: 8.5") (Feb. 4: 5.0") (Feb. 6: 0.5") (Feb. 8: 1.0") (Feb. 11: 1.2") (Feb. 13: 1.3") (Feb. 21: 2.7")

 

 

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It's barely snowing now, but another pocket of heavy snow has developed wsw of CR.

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season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'19-20: 36.2"      '18-19: 50.2"      '17-18: 39.5"      '16-17: 17.9"      '15-16: 20.0"      '14-15: 30.4"      '13-14: 48.3"      '12-13: 34.1"

 

Average snowfall: ~30"

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10 minutes ago, Niko said:

Looks like the Canadian is the prime winner as it was calling for a colder solution for my area the whole time. That is indeed what is eventually going to happen as most mets are now calling for a colder storm for SEMI.

I hope the Canadian can pull another win on Friday.

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Mix has surged north as the precip winds down, as expected even by the colder models.  It appears the mix will pass just barely south and east of me.

season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'19-20: 36.2"      '18-19: 50.2"      '17-18: 39.5"      '16-17: 17.9"      '15-16: 20.0"      '14-15: 30.4"      '13-14: 48.3"      '12-13: 34.1"

 

Average snowfall: ~30"

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20 minutes ago, tStacsh said:

Dry slot coming up quick.   Let’s see if it fills in.  Otherwise 3” 

I see that. I do not like the new NWS radar set up. I just looked at another site and I see the dry slot. Looks like some sleet and or freezing rain could be a close call as well.

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8.3" here... let's see if this final band can get us over 9.

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season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'19-20: 36.2"      '18-19: 50.2"      '17-18: 39.5"      '16-17: 17.9"      '15-16: 20.0"      '14-15: 30.4"      '13-14: 48.3"      '12-13: 34.1"

 

Average snowfall: ~30"

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38 minutes ago, East Dubzz said:

Really falling right now! Don’t really know how much we have and probably never going to get a good measurement, but it’s nice to see this snowfall!

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If it snows like this most of the night I think we will end up with a good amount.

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Dubuque 2007-2008 Winter


 


78.1"  Total snowfall


February Snowfall 32.5"


City salt usage  : 12,211 tons


Days of measurable snow  : 40

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Ahhh, this is the type of snowfall I have been yearning for...just came back from a long stroll around the neighborhood.  Gotta tell ya, the Christmas lights look a lot better with about 3" of snow on them (2.8" to be precise).  The wind is gusty and coming from a direction (SE) you typically don't see during a snowfall.  This stuff is very powdery and will be easy to shovel later tonight.   Looks like my area was placed under a last minute WSW for N COOK...I don't think we'll get to 4" as the snowfall has winded down quite a bit.  

 

I noticed parts of E IA were placed under a Special Weather Statement...

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA/IL
605 PM CST Tue Dec 29 2020

ILC015-085-161-195-IAC031-045-095-097-103-105-107-115-139-163-183-
300130-
Rock Island-Whiteside-Jo
Daviess-Carroll-Jackson-Cedar-Keokuk-Washington-Muscatine-Louisa-
Scott-Johnson-Jones-Clinton-Iowa-
605 PM CST Tue Dec 29 2020

...AN AREA OF HEAVY SNOW WILL AFFECT ROCK ISLAND...WESTERN
WHITESIDE...SOUTHEASTERN JO DAVIESS...CARROLL...SOUTHERN JACKSON...
CEDAR...NORTHEASTERN KEOKUK...NORTHERN WASHINGTON...MUSCATINE...
NORTHWESTERN LOUISA...SCOTT...JOHNSON...SOUTHEASTERN JONES...CLINTON
AND EASTERN IOWA COUNTIES UNTIL 730 PM CST...

At 602 PM CST, an area of heavy snow mixed with some sleet and
lightning was located along a line extending from near Rochester to
near Richland. Movement was northeast at 55 mph.  Snowfall amounts
of 2 to 3 inches an hour are possible with this band!


 

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I was expecting more out of this final band.  Flakes are large, but just casual large flakes with little drop in visibility.

Some 10" reports are showing up to the east of CR.

season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'19-20: 36.2"      '18-19: 50.2"      '17-18: 39.5"      '16-17: 17.9"      '15-16: 20.0"      '14-15: 30.4"      '13-14: 48.3"      '12-13: 34.1"

 

Average snowfall: ~30"

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That final band looked good on radar, but it was a dud.

season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'19-20: 36.2"      '18-19: 50.2"      '17-18: 39.5"      '16-17: 17.9"      '15-16: 20.0"      '14-15: 30.4"      '13-14: 48.3"      '12-13: 34.1"

 

Average snowfall: ~30"

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11" report from Solon.  A couple models had the heaviest band setting up from just south of CR ene'ward and they nailed it.

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season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'19-20: 36.2"      '18-19: 50.2"      '17-18: 39.5"      '16-17: 17.9"      '15-16: 20.0"      '14-15: 30.4"      '13-14: 48.3"      '12-13: 34.1"

 

Average snowfall: ~30"

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Currently I’m getting plain zr with a bit of sleet mixed in.  Thought it was basically over. South n east facing windows are glazed over. Ever since the mix began hours ago, I haven’t had much additional snow accumulation. Only an inch for a total of 6.5”. The snow is crunchy and can’t blow around now. Much better accumulation just north of me as expected. I’m happy though and was neat to experience some thunder sleet and snow.

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‘20 - ‘21 season snowfall = 38.5”

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Hard to tell, but seems the consensus in CR is about 9-10”. Solid. Seeing a couple 11s south and east of town. 
 

I have not measured

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2020-21 Snowfall: (Hiawatha)

TOTAL: 51.6"

(Oct. 18: 0.6") (Oct 19: 2.0") (Nov. ?: 1.5") (Dec. 12: 3.7") (Dec. 23: 0.5") (Dec. 27: 1.2") (Dec. 29: 9.2") (Jan. 15: 2.3”) (Jan 17. 1.1”)  (Jan. 24: 2.5”) (Jan. 26: 6.8") (Jan. 31: 8.5") (Feb. 4: 5.0") (Feb. 6: 0.5") (Feb. 8: 1.0") (Feb. 11: 1.2") (Feb. 13: 1.3") (Feb. 21: 2.7")

 

 

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Snow totals so far. More reports later should change this map a bit.

233BE93D-0FC5-46AF-8FFA-15AA62F73EA3.pngThat 6.5” report in Johnson county might be mine. Not sure if NWS spotter reports are also included on the map, but probably are.

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‘20 - ‘21 season snowfall = 38.5”

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My total is 8.5", the average from three snow boards spread out in different parts of my yard.  How the heck did someone near me get 12"?

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season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'19-20: 36.2"      '18-19: 50.2"      '17-18: 39.5"      '16-17: 17.9"      '15-16: 20.0"      '14-15: 30.4"      '13-14: 48.3"      '12-13: 34.1"

 

Average snowfall: ~30"

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I just have to mention again how well the Canadian did with this storm. I just looked at the GDPS from 12/23 and it basically nailed it. Was a little high in spots but track wise did really well and ended up being very close 

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Season Snowfall: 39.5"

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Just got done shoveling and the final total is 2.8"...the switchover to Freezing Rain occurred about an hour or so ago and now there is a glaze of ice on all the south and east facing windows.  Would have been nice to get a 4"+ snowfall outta this one but the dry slot came in a little to far north.  I'm just thankful the landscape is white again and it finally looks like winter.  Congrats on the huge totals and Thundersnow out in IA!

 

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4-5" on my balcony. One more thin moderate band to move through then the system will be over.

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>1" Snowfalls for Fargo-Hector Int'l Airport in 2020-21: 10/20 (4.2"), 10/22 (2.7"), 12/23 (1.2"), 12/27 (1.8"), 12/29-30 (4.1"), 1/23 (1.9"),

 

Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 20.9"            Coldest Low: -25*F (2/15)

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/15 @ 21:27 CDT

 

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Final total of 9.2" taken from average of snow boards around the yard. Well forecast and very respectable event. Honestly the first event I can remember where I'm left thinking ... D**n did the canadian do a good job.

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2020-21 Snowfall: (Hiawatha)

TOTAL: 51.6"

(Oct. 18: 0.6") (Oct 19: 2.0") (Nov. ?: 1.5") (Dec. 12: 3.7") (Dec. 23: 0.5") (Dec. 27: 1.2") (Dec. 29: 9.2") (Jan. 15: 2.3”) (Jan 17. 1.1”)  (Jan. 24: 2.5”) (Jan. 26: 6.8") (Jan. 31: 8.5") (Feb. 4: 5.0") (Feb. 6: 0.5") (Feb. 8: 1.0") (Feb. 11: 1.2") (Feb. 13: 1.3") (Feb. 21: 2.7")

 

 

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I really need to figure out a good place to measure at my new house, because everything I’ve tried has just been terrible, so I can’t get anywhere near an accurate reading.

But I will say, the reporting of around or a little above 7” here seem to be about right on, so I’ll just go ahead and agree with that. Exceeded my expectations a little, though it was right on with the forecast. And as I shower with my picture last night, I got to see some great snowfall.

Would definitely like to see some more quality of snowfalls, but we’ve gotten a couple of great ones so far this year at least!

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It's so great to see everyone getting snow!! 

Thats what it's all about! Congratulations everyone.

I think most of us have cleared our "December curse of the lost snow" issues. Lol.

It still can be winter in December. :)

Still 2.5 months of viable snow pattern left. Rock n roll, folks!

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