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'17-'18 Winter Storm #7

15 Jan 2018 08:09 AM
Our continuing series of fluffy and light producing snow storms continued Sunday evening with most of the state picking up an inch or more. Amounts approaching six inches were reported over far Northeastern Iowa. Strong winds after the snow produced blowing snow and near whiteout conditions over northern Iowa. We are again left with very cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills after the passing snow storm. The official snowfall report for Des Moines was again below three inches, continuing the record stretch for the site to nearly 750 days.

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'17-'18 Winter Storm #6

12 Jan 2018 07:54 AM
Our brief respite from cold winter weather ended on Thursday as a winter storm brought rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow to the state. The amount of snow produced was under what was anticipated, but the cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills did materialize for today. The featured map presents a smooth analysis of reports received. There were fewer than normal amount of reports made for this event as generally low totals and cold temperatures likely were discouraging for snowfall reports to be made. More snow and cold is in the forecast as winter rolls on for Iowa.

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Bad: 2
Abstain: 1

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'17-'18 Winter Storm #5

31 Dec 2017 10:24 PM
The snow producing storm systems have been coming quickly recently. The most recent system dumped an inch or two of fluffy snow over the state with the highest totals confined to west-central Iowa. As with some of the previous snowfalls, the usage of the term "winter storm" is probably generous for how "strong" the snow producing system is. Putting that aside, the snow dumped by these systems do have to be dealt with and do create travel headaches.

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'17-'18 Winter Storm #4

30 Dec 2017 09:20 AM
The heaviest snow storm of the season dumped four to eight inches over a stripe of Iowa yesterday. Totals rapidly dropped off to the south of this stripe. Some freezing drizzle was also observed with this storm. Extremely cold air has now invaded the state and will stick around into the new year.

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Good: 7
Bad: 0

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'17-'18 Winter Storm #3

29 Dec 2017 07:18 AM
Our latest snowfall producing storm brought just an inch or two to much of the state. The event came in two waves on Wednesday and Thursday. Given the holiday season, light totals and accumulation over two reporting days, reports were a bit sparse for this map. Regardless the highest totals stretched from Sioux City to southeast to Keokuk. More snow is on the way for today with more significant totals expected.

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Bad: 0

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'17-'18 Winter Storm #2

25 Dec 2017 06:30 AM
A light and fluffy snowfall arrived just in time to make for a white Christmas for much of southern Iowa. The featured map displays an IEM analysis of available snowfall reports from the NWS. Two to four inches were common over far southern Iowa with values generally an inch or less over northern Iowa. Very cold air has now settled into the state making for a very Christmas Day. The very cold air looks to stick around until the end of this year.

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Good: 5
Bad: 0

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'17-'18 Winter Storm #1

12 Dec 2017 07:55 AM
The IEM generates snowfall analysis maps based on NWS COOP observations, Local Storm Reports, and CoCoRaHS reports. The arbitrary requirement for classifying these events as storms is for somewhere in Iowa to receive 2+ inches of snow or to have significant impacts from ice and/or blowing snow. So far NE Iowa has some isolated totals of two inches, so we have our first "winter storm" of the season. There have been other light snow producers in the state this season, but only have seen an inch or less reported. Look for more maps like these as the season progresses and the "Winter Storms of 2017- 2018" link on the homepage will bring you to a page showing all these maps.

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Bad: 1

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