IEM Daily Feature
Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Remarkable Snowfall Gradient

Posted: 20 Mar 2018 05:32 AM

This past weekend's storm left a remarkable gradient of snowfall over central Iowa. The featured map combines MRMS RADAR based precipitation estimates (these would be liquid totals) and NWS received Local Storm Reports (snow fall in inches). The gradient displayed goes from under a half inch over southern Des Moines to 8 inches at Huxley and then an inch or two for Ames. The RADAR estimates nicely coincide with these reports with the bulls-eye over Huxley. All of this snowfall is already gone as temperatures warmed very nicely on Monday.

Good = 15
Bad = 1
Abstain = 1

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