116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Eastern Iowans awoke to bitter wind chills Sunday morning after a winter storm dropped roughly about 5.5 to 7.5 inches overnight and left many roads on either side of Interstate 80 partially covered with snow and ice.
Among the 24-hour snowfalls reported to the National Weather Service included:
- 7.5 inches northeast of Iowa City
- 7.3 inches in the Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area
- 6.5 inches in Marion
- 6 inches in northeast Cedar Rapids
- 5 inches in southwest Cedar Rapids
A wind chill advisory expired at noon for the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area, but forecasters warned it won’t warm up much.
“Temperatures are expected to barely rise above zero today,” the weather service cautioned Sunday. “Wind chills tonight could also lead to wind chill advisories for the start of this week.”
Across Iowa, roads south of I-80 were classified Sunday afternoon as still partially covered with slush, snow and ice. But east of the Corridor, that swath of roads classified as partially covered included highways stretching down to the state’s southern border all the way to up to Dubuque.
Forecasters said the high on Monday is expected to be about 22-23 degrees. But the wind chill values could reach all the way down to 20 degrees below zero, the weather service said.