January 2021 was one of the snowiest on record for Waterloo.

Waterloo was hit with 21.7" of snow in January, the second-most all-time dating back to 1896. The nearly two feet of snowfall was less than 3" behind January of 1996, according to the National Weather Service.

#1   24.2” 1996
#2   21.7" 2021
#3   21.5” 1999
#4   19.8” 1929
#5   19.2” 2019
#6   18.9” 1906
#7   18.1” 1982
#8   17.2” 1979
#9   16.7" 1971 & 1994
#10 16.2" 1949

Waterloo accumulated a total of 31.9" in December and January.

The snowiest season for Waterloo was the winter of 2018-2019 when 60" of snow fell.

On average, Waterloo gets around 35" of snow per calendar year, according to the weather.gov. Seasonally, Waterloo averages 25.5" snow for the 'winter months' of December, January, and February.

In 2019, Waterloo set a record for February snowfall with 31.1". But in 2020, Waterloo had only 7.4" of snow in February, which is the monthly average.

Snow depth as of 2/1:

www.nohrsc.noaa.gov
Iowa Environmental Mesonet

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