On February 23rd the deepest snow depth in the state was 24” in Western Iowa at Little Sioux. Two weeks later, on March 9, the deepest snow is down to just 5.7” in Winthrop.

Nationally, only 17.2" of the United States has snow on the ground (as of 3/9). On February 16th --- JUST THREE WEEKS AGO -- over 73% of the United States had snow cover. That was the highest percentage of coverage since the National Snowfall Analysis began in 2003.

Snow depth on February 23:

Strawberry 19”
Grundy Center 17
Elkader 16.5”
Waterloo Municipal Airport 16”
Tripoli 15”
Oelwein 14”
Fayette 12”

SNOW DEPTH AS OF 6AM ON MARCH 9:

Winthrop 5.7”
Fayette 4”
Elkader 3”
Tripoli 1”
Waterloo Municipal Airport .001”
Oelwein .001”
Grundy Center 0”

https://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/
https://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/

The snow depth on March 9, 2021 is very comparable to one year ago on March 9, 2020:

The most recent recorded snowfall in Waterloo was on February 25th when just a trace was observed.

In 2020, the final snowfall of the winter season in Waterloo was April 17th, when a trace fell.

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