The Gazette There’s been snow. Lots of it. There’s been cold. Lots of that, too — enough to break records. With the meteorological spring just days away on March 1, yet another snowstorm moves in. Whether this is your first Iowa winter or whether you remember the walk to the Iowa schoolhouse as uphill both ways in knee-deep snow, you’ve probably found yourself wishing for spring once or twice over the past six weeks. Here’s an A-Z guide for coping in hopes of making the most of the remaining days of winter. A: Accumulation: Including this past weekend’s snowfall, we’re at 42.2 inches of snow for the season in Cedar Rapids. We’ve seen the most snow since the 2007-08 winter, when we had 55 inches. The average is just 20.9 inches, according to National Weather Service records. Five of the top 10 snowiest winters occurred since 2000. B: Blowing snow: Blowing snow has been a problem this winter, with drifts more than 5-feet deep closing … [Read more...] about The ABCs of C’mon Already: Will this trying winter ever end?
The Gazette Another round of snow and mixed precipitation will hit the Corridor starting Tuesday night. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the city of Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities. It will officially be in effect from midnight Tuesday, Feb. 19, to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. On Tuesday night the National Weather Service predicts it will begin snowing mainly after 9 p.m. The temperature will rise to around 26 degrees by 5 a.m. New snow accumulation is predicted to be around 3 inches. Wednesday will bring more snow and freezing rain before 1 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., then a chance of snow and freezing rain after 4 p.m. High near 33 degrees. New snow accumulation for Wednesday is predicted to be around 2 inches. … [Read more...] about Winter storm warning issued for Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas
The Gazette Cedar Rapids and Iowa City police are cracking down on vehicles parked on emergency snow routes. Ticketing and towing has already begun. According to a news release from the city of Cedar Rapids, a snow emergency was declared Sunday, Feb. 17 and vehicles parked on designated snow routes may be ticketed and towed. These routes are typically main arterials, bus routes, school zones, and areas near hospitals. They are designated with street signage and are prioritized for plows to clear due to their high traffic volumes. A full list of these routes is available on the city’s website. The city posted on their Facebook page on Monday, Feb. 18, to ask residents to “remove cars parked on Emergency Snow Routes, and to park on the even-address side of the street today in residential neighborhoods.” According to the release, starting on Monday, Feb. 18 and ending on Tuesday, Feb. 19, residents are asked to follow the odd/even parking rule in residential … [Read more...] about Cedar Rapids, Iowa City towing and ticketing vehicles parked on emergency snow routes
The Gazette Cedar Rapids and Iowa City saw around six to eight inches of snowfall over the weekend. On Tuesday night more snow will fall in the Corridor. According to the National Weather Service, the day leading up to yet another snowstorm might even give Eastern Iowans a glimpse of the sun, yet the temperature will remain below freezing. During the day Tuesday, the weather will be partly sunny, with a high near 22 degrees and calm wind coming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. The snow will not begin until late Tuesday night and new snow accumulation is expected to be around 3 inches. … [Read more...] about After higher than expected snowfall in the Corridor, more snow coming Tuesday
The Gazette Three inches of snow is expected to fall in Cedar Rapids today, according to the National Weather Service. The high temperature of the day will be near 28 degrees. Total daytime snow accumulation is predicted at around three inches and snow will continue to fall intil around 9 p.m. Tonight, the low will be around 16 degrees and new snow accumulation is expected to be less than a half inch. The National Weather Service has similar expectations for Iowa City. Three inches of snow expected to fall throughout the day and a high temperature of 29 degrees. According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, a tow ban is in effect for the county. … [Read more...] about Cedar Rapids and Iowa City to experience snowfall throughout the day