IEM Daily Feature
Sunday, 18 March 2018

'17-'18 Winter Storm #22

Posted: 18 Mar 2018 12:40 PM

Our most recent winter storm dumped a remarkably tight gradient of heavy snowfall between Des Moines and Ames. The featured map is an attempted analysis of available reports, but is likely not fully representing the very sharp gradient that occurred. This tight gradient was thanks to a small scale snow producing band that pivoted over the same area for a number of hours on Saturday. The snowfall was extremely wet as well with snow to liquid water ratios below 10. Much of this snow melted later on Saturday. Will have more features on this event later this week!

Good = 18
Bad = 1
Abstain = 1

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