Thursday, June 30 2022

A new snowfall record of 4.7 inches was set Saturday at Quad Cities International Airport in Moline.

The old New Year’s Day record was 4.2 inches set in 1891, said meteorologist Brian Pierce of the National Weather Service in Davenport.

At Davenport Municipal Airport, near the National Weather Service office, 6.2 inches of snow was recorded. For official purposes however, the total in Moline is used.

When asked why the difference in snowfall totals, meteorologist Ray Wolf said: ‘It’s just the nature of things. It’s Mother Nature. There’s no meteorological reason why it’s different, and it really isn’t that important.

Pierce said temperatures over the coming week will fluctuate between the hottest and the coldest.

Monday’s high is expected to reach 23 degrees under sunny skies, while Tuesday’s is likely to exceed freezing, topping around 35 degrees under mostly sunny skies.

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“Another system will pass north of us, but it will pull cold air behind it,” Pierce said.

Wednesday’s high is expected to be around 18 degrees under partly sunny skies, with an overnight low of 2 degrees. Thursday’s high is expected to be 9 degrees under partly sunny skies with an overnight low of minus-11. Friday’s high is expected to be around 12 under partly sunny skies with an overnight low of 3.

On Saturday, Pierce said the mercury could reach the lower 30s under cloudy skies, but another front will drop Sunday’s high temperature to the mid-20s with sunny skies.

Thomas Geyer

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