Four hours to 50s

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - According to Google Maps, it’s about a four-hour drive from Cedar Rapids to Trenton, Missouri. That’s how close we are to the 50s. We can thank the snowpack for holding our temperatures back.

Last week, we posted a graph showing the average impact on high temperatures when there was snow on the ground versus no snow. Hit the "related story" link to see that. On average, the impact is 10 to 15 degrees. Of course, the depth of the snow is a factor.

Sure enough, there’s about a 15-degree difference from Cedar Rapids in the deep snow cover to Trenton, Missouri, where there’s no snow on the ground.