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A strong winter storm brought heavy wet snow and gusty north winds to eastern IA, northwest IL, and northeast MO on Tuesday.  Snowfall amounts between 6 and 10 inches were common, with higher totals of 11 to 15 inches falling mainly in Dubuque, Jones, Linn, and Johnson counties in Iowa.  Several accidents occurred on area roads, with a long backup/delay observed on I-80 Tuesday evening near Iowa City.

In addition, strong north winds over 30 mph were common with this storm.

NWS Official Totals

Dubuque: 12.6"
Davenport NWS: 10.8"
Moline: 9.6"

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