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Cedar Rapids First Snowfall

Posted: 07 Dec 2022 05:30 AM, Views: 373
Cedar Rapids picked up its first daily inch of snow back in mid November, but was mostly gone not too many days later. The featured chart presents the date of first inch snowfall and the number of days snow cover persisted afterwards. There is a wild amount of variability shown with this chart and anytime snow data is used, the standard caveats of data quality apply. The red dots and arrows indicate the snows that stuck around the least amount of time and it stands to reason to see most of those coming at the beginning of the season.
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