Record snow falls on Waterloo

2012-02-24T10:00:00Z Record snow falls on WaterlooBy Courier Staff Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
February 24, 2012 10:00 am  • 

WATERLOO, Iowa --- Snowflakes fell in clumps Thursday, piling up quickly before the system passed.

Waterloo picked up 4.1 inches, according to the National Weather Service, a record amount for Feb. 23. The previous mark for that date was 2.6 inches set in 1959.

The total, though, is well off the pace of the all-time snowiest day in February. That honor goes to Feb. 6, 1911, when 11 inches fell over Waterloo.

With the new snowfall Thursday, Waterloo has collected 5.9 inches for the month. The average is 7.3 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

More is in the forecast as well with snow showers anticipated today. Less than a half inch of additional accumulation is expected, however.

Wind will be a larger concern today, according to the weather service. Gusts could top 30 mph.

At 4 a.m., the temperature in Waterloo was 29 degrees, and the forecast called for only slight warming throughout the day. Meteorologists predicted a high of 31.

Saturday will be cool as well, but Sunday looks more promising. The high could reach 45 degrees under a sunny sky.

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