National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


A potent winter storm produced heavy snow, along with freezing rain and sleet, across the region Tuesday afternoon and night. 8 to 12 inches of snow fell in the heaviest band between Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 20. The highest freezing rain accumulations occurred along the U.S. Highway 34 corridor from Fairfield, IA to Oquawka, IL, where 0.2 to 0.3 inches of glaze ice was reported.

Thunderstorms also occurred in eastern Iowa Tuesday evening, and resulted in extreme snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour.


Official National Weather Service Observations

Moline: 6.2"

Davenport: 9.1"

Dubuque: 7.4"

***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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