First of all, WHAT IS A SNOW SQUALL?
According to the National Weather Service:
A snow squall typically lasts less than an hour. The sudden white-out conditions combined with falling temperatures produce icy roads in just a few minutes. The combination of gusty winds, falling temperatures and quick reductions in visibility can cause extremely dangerous road conditions...
The majority of eastern Iowa saw between 5-9″ of snowfall, with a few spots receiving up to a foot of fresh snow.
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Preliminary snowfall reports for Tuesday, December 29 from Iowa Environmental Mesonet:
The Northeastern U.S. is getting pummeled by Mother Nature this week. According to the National Weather Service Eastern Region:
Snowfall reports received as of 8:30 am. An intense snow band set up overnight around the Binghamton NY area, producing snowfall rates of 4-5" per hour...
UPDATE 4:15 PM -- Winter Weather Advisory posted for Eastern Iowa.
A blast of Winter Weather is heading towards Iowa late tonight into Tuesday. The National Weather Service in Des Moines says (as of 9am Monday):
Snow before 3am, then rain, possibly mixed with snow...
**UPDATED 4pm 10/23**
If this is going to be the trend in Iowa --- it's gonna to be a loooong winter...
The National Weather Service in Des Moines says that the next round of accumulating snow will fall on Sunday into Sunday night with the highest totals in Northwestern Iowa...
The first 'major' snowfall across the state was centered around I-80 on Monday.
Some of the higher snow totals per Iowa Environmental Mesonet:
Polk City 9"
Guthrie Center 7"
Cedar Rapids 4"
In 2019, the first measurable snowfall of the season in Waterloo/Cedar Falls occurred on October 28th, recording 1...