IEM Daily Feature
Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Snow Cover Differences

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 05:32 AM

The presence of snow cover has been quite inequitable this winter season. The featured map displays a smoothed estimate of the number of days with at least one inch depth snow cover reported. The gradient depicted over the state is rather large with over 32 days shown near Decorah to only four to eight over most of southwestern Iowa. The presence of snow cover makes a big difference in daily temperatures and soil temperatures. Some of the snow cover will be melted today with above freezing temperatures expected over most of the state.

Good = 10
Bad = 2
Abstain = 2