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Event Ice Storm
State IOWA
County/Area GRUNDY
WFO DMX
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-12-27 06:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-12-27 11:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 5.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong cold front moved through the state during the early morning hours of the 27th. Temperatures fell from the 50s into the upper 20s to low 30s within an hour or two. The cold air was very shallow with warm air continuing to stream into the state. A large area of thunderstorms developed on the cold side of the cold frontal boundary. The rain fell into the cold air at the surface, resulting in widespread glazing across much of the southeast half of the Des Moines CWA as temperatures had fallen into the 20s by the time the thunderstorms moved through. Ice accumulated quite quickly with one quarter inch amounts quite widespread. Spotty one half inch amounts were reported over parts of central, south central, and southeast Iowa as thunderstorms produced heavier rainfall in those areas. Scattered power outages were reported across the area and roadways became treacherous due to the icing. Overall, damage was not all that extensive as the areas that received half inch amounts of ice were relatively small.
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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 220.00K 0.00K
BUTLER (ZONE) BUTLER (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 06:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BREMER (ZONE) BREMER (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 06:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GRUNDY (ZONE) GRUNDY (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 06:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
WARREN (ZONE) WARREN (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 06:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 06:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BLACK HAWK (ZONE) BLACK HAWK (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 06:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
DALLAS (ZONE) DALLAS (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 06:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 06:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CLARKE (ZONE) CLARKE (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 06:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 06:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
RINGGOLD (ZONE) RINGGOLD (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 06:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
POLK (ZONE) POLK (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 06:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 06:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 06:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
WAYNE (ZONE) WAYNE (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
DECATUR (ZONE) DECATUR (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
APPANOOSE (ZONE) APPANOOSE (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
JASPER (ZONE) JASPER (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
DAVIS (ZONE) DAVIS (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MARION (ZONE) MARION (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
LUCAS (ZONE) LUCAS (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MAHASKA (ZONE) MAHASKA (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
POWESHIEK (ZONE) POWESHIEK (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
WAPELLO (ZONE) WAPELLO (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
TAMA (ZONE) TAMA (ZONE) IA 12/27/2008 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 220.00K 0.00K