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View Poll Results: How much snow will Cedar Rapids have at the end of the winter?
56 inches (What we have as of 2-18-08) 0 0%
57-62 inches 1 25.00%
63-68 inches 1 25.00%
69-74 inches 2 50.00%
75 inches or more! 0 0%
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Dubuque Metro, Iowa
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The snow this year, especially in the central and eastern part of the state has been record setting. In areas like Dubuque, we have recieved over 60 inches of snow since the beginning of December.

So, I want some opinions on this snow. All the kids who have had 6,7,8,10 snow days, I'd like to hear your opinions as well!

Along the sides of my driveway, we have a snow-wall that is at least 5 feet high.

At the end of the cul-de-sac, we have a snow wall 15 feet high. Now, I know we get a lot of snow in this state, but come on, it's getting ridiculous.

So, my question is, by the end of the snowy season, Lord only knows when that will be, how much snow do you think will have fallen in Cedar Rapids?

Right now, Cedar Rapids is at 56 in., putting it in the top 5 snowiest seasons ever... How much more will fall?
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Ah well I guess it will help water plants for a pretty spring. (Obviously I'm thinking positive, look at the caption under my name. ) lol
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Boise, Idaho by way of Iowa City, Iowa
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I wish we had 30 feet here in Iowa City.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Dubuque Metro, Iowa
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With this on-again-off-again snow, occuring once every 2 or 3 days with at least 3 inches every time...

We, mathematically, should get about 23 more inches. A few big storms in there, and this number could be MUCH higher. A few smaller ones in there, and this number could be much lower.

I don't think we'll see another 23 inches, but I am thinking at least 10-15 inches more.

This year we are going to have some TERRIBLE flooding problems, especially with the Mississippi, Everyone should take time to prepare who lives in a vulnerable area along a river or creek or lake in Iowa, if we get one severe rain at the end of this month or in March, we could be looking at SERIOUS flooding problems.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Dubuque Metro, Iowa
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I think we'll end up around 70 inches.

I am not getting really sick of the snow, I am just thinking this pattern had better stop, one, before my house is buried, and two, because of the flooding problems that will probably occur when spring does come along!

I have a feeling we are in for a rocky Spring-Summer in terms of severe weather, too.
If the storms keep going in the same places like they have, we'll definitely see problems here this spring/summer.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Seems like the winter storms have been hitting every weekend with an avg of oh... 4 in. So, say theres one every weekend until mid-march, which is when bad winter generally ends ... and I think you'll have a pretty accurate number.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Dubuque Metro, Iowa
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lets see, 4X4=16...

56+16=72 inches...

I went off the math for one every 2.5 days with 3 inches on average, on got 23 inches more....

56+23=79 inches.... then I subtracted a few for smaller storms... and hit right around 72.

But, we aren't physcic *spelling* Only time will tell.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Dubuque Metro, Iowa
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A month from today, we will be three days from Spring!
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Wow I can't spell that either...
pschycic?
phsycic?
phcsycic?

K I did 57-62 in.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Dubuque Metro, Iowa
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pshycic, lol idk.

So you only think 1-5 inches more... all right, we'll see!
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