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Storm Overview

A passing storm system that developed over the central Great Plains brought widespread light to moderate snow to all of southeastern Iowa, west central Illinois and northeast Missouri on Dec 15-16, 2019. Snow began during the midday on December 15th, and lasted to around midnight on December 16th before tapering off from west to east.

Snowfall totals were highest generally along and south of the Highway 34 corridor. To the north, amounts of 1-3 inches were common up to the I-80 corridor. To the south, reports were around 3-4 inches. A report of 5 inches was received from an NWS Cooperative Observing Station in Augusta, IL.


Official National Weather Service Observations

Moline: 1.7" 

Davenport: 0.8"

Dubuque: N/A


***Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Burlington do not measure snow as part of their climate records. Please see the Snowfall Amounts and Storm Reports sections for reported snow amounts in these locations.***

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