Past IEM Features tagged: winter1819

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The IEM generates per winter storm analyses of snowfall reports over Iowa and tags them by the winter season. Here are the tags used for the previous winter seasons that these maps are available for:



Snowfall Hole

11 Dec 2018 05:35 AM
The featured map presents total season snowfall as analyzed by NOAA NOHRSC. The analysis confirms what we in central Iowa already know, that is the snowfall hole over the center of the state exists. The big snowfall events have missed us to the north, east, and south. If you look closely, there is even one pixel analyzed at less than an inch total over Des Moines. Some precipitation is in the forecast, but nothing significant for accumulating snowfall.

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Good: 7
Bad: 0

Tags:   winter1819  


'18-'19 Winter Storm #6

03 Dec 2018 08:30 AM
The snow producing winter storms continue at a brisk pace with northwestern Iowa picking up the heaviest amounts from the weekend's storm system. The storm also brought significant rainfall to much of the state. The prolonged snowfall event happening over the weekend is making for a bit of a difficult snowfall analysis shown here, but another attempt will be made at generating a graphic later today once more data arrives. The forecast has this week mostly dry, so hopefully we can get a bit of a break from the snow storms.

Voting:
Good: 5
Bad: 1

Tags:   winter1819  


'18-'19 Winter Storm #5

26 Nov 2018 08:10 AM
The winter storms have been coming quickly this November and the most recent storm was one of the more significant storms for November on record. The snow combined with wind created blizzard conditions over southern Iowa on Sunday, which was very poor timing for folks traveling home after Thanksgiving break. The featured map attempts to depict the extreme cut off between areas that received a foot of snow and those that got none. This border is as tight as 5 miles in some locations.

Voting:
Good: 14
Bad: 0

Tags:   winter1819  


'18-'19 Winter Storm #4

19 Nov 2018 05:34 AM
The snow producing winter storm systems came in rapid succession this past weekend with the first round dropping upwards of four inches over mainly northeastern Iowa and the second round impacting southern Iowa with slightly higher totals. The featured map analysis of available NWS and CoCoRaHS reports is for the second storm. Some of the totals shown in far southeastern Iowa may been a combination of snow from the first storm. All of this snow will likely not survive for Thanksgiving as temperatures are expected to warm.

Voting:
Good: 10
Bad: 1

Tags:   winter1819  


'18-'19 Winter Storm #3

18 Nov 2018 11:22 AM
The featured map is of snowfall totals from the first snow producing event this weekend between Friday and Saturday morning. The heaviest totals were confined to northeastern Iowa with a few reports over four inches. This map is likely underdone over far southeastern Iowa as it will be difficult to make an analysis there with the snow falling after the morning reporting time and much more snow falling in the location overnight on Saturday. Irregardless, the snow was combined with very cold temperatures and record lows set on Sunday morning.

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Good: 3
Bad: 2

Tags:   winter1819  


'18-'19 Winter Storm #2

10 Nov 2018 11:03 AM
While not much of a winter storm, the light snow was able to accumulate over some portions of the state and bring upwards of two inches to isolated locations. For the purposes of the IEM winter storm accounting, any events like these that get a few reports of at least two inches are counted in the season total. The big story with this event was the bitter cold that settled in afterwards leading to record low temperatures over some locations in the state. We'll have a few more cold days prior to a warm up later in the week.

Voting:
Good: 9
Bad: 0

Tags:   winter1819  


'18-'19 Winter Storm #1

15 Oct 2018 07:55 AM
Well, here we are, the middle of October and already accumulating our first snowfall of the season. This event comes painfully early after a very snowy April making for one of the shortest periods between the last spring snowfall and first fall snowfall. The largest snowfall totals were isolated to far northwestern Iowa and near Omaha. This snow won't last long as soils are still rather warm and sunshine is expected today. Considering that our average high temperatures should be near 60 degrees, this current weather is not typical for mid October!

Voting:
Good: 12
Bad: 1

Tags:   winter1819