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Snowiest start to the season on record for some

As you know, we picked up yet another round of accumulating snow last night. Some spots saw 4-6″, most saw 3-4″ and some spots north got nothing.

This is our fourth big snowfall of the season across eastern Iowa which has led to an impressive snow depth for 11/11.

If it seems like winter is coming on strong, well, it really is:

Dubuque is off to their snowiest start to the season ever (10/1 through 11/11) with 13.9″ of snow.

The next snowiest start was 9.2″ in 1925 over that same time frame. We have already seen a third of our average annual snowfall (41.9″). Through this point, we typically average just 0.3″.

Cedar Rapids is off to their snowiest start to the season ever (10/1 through 11/11) with approximately 11.3″ of snow.

The next snowiest start was 11.0″ in 1925 over that same time frame. We have already seen about half of our average annual snowfall (26.7″).

Waterloo is off to their second snowiest start to the season ever (10/1 through 11/11) with 7.4″ of snow.

The snowiest start was 9.0″ in 1921 over that same time frame. We have already seen a quarter of our average annual snowfall (35.3″). Through this point, we typically average just 0.7″.

Waterloo also set a daily snowfall record for today with 2.6″, breaking the old record of 2.3″ in 1921.

Not only that, but all time record lows are expected to fall tonight with lows falling subzero for most, thanks in part to all of the snow on the ground.

Brandon Libby

Meteorologist

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