Below is a look at snowfall reports from the last 24 hours. We note a sharp cutoff that was seen across southeast Iowa and we mentioned that this was definitely possible due to the dry air surging in from the north. Dry conditions are expected statewide today with highs only in the single digits and teens. We are watching for a chance of snow across northeast Iowa on Friday as a clipper system will pass through. Milder temperatures are expected to set in on Saturday before a cold front slides through on Sunday bring back in cooler air. Milder temperatures will then resume by next week.
Forecast grade with system from 2-2-2022: This forecast was unfortunately a “going” forecast…in other words confidence was not as high as I would of liked it to be and that’s mainly because of the strong area of high pressure that brought dry air in out of Canada just north of the storm system. The busting spot was the 2-6″ of snow ended up being a little further east then the going forecast. That said, I mentioned the risk to the forecast so a B- will be the grade for the system. Otherwise overall the area I highlighted for snow accumulation was in a good spot.