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Event Details

Event Ice Storm
State ILLINOIS
County/Area HANCOCK
WFO DVN
Begin Date 02/24/2007 07:45:00 CST-6
End Date 02/24/2007 16:30:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A widespread and crippling ice/snow storm affected eastern Iowa, northwest and western Illinois, and extreme northeast Missouri on February 24, 2007. This massive ice storm was the worst to affect the region since January 22-23, 1965. Ice accumulations of around one inch were common, with some reports to near two inches! To make matters worse, east winds gusting over 50 mph, combined with the heavy ice accumulation, brought down numerous tree branches and power lines, along with several thousand power poles. There were even whole trees crashing down from the weight of the ice. Widespread power outages occurred, affecting over 180,000 people, which lasted more than a week in some of the rural areas. Many shelters were opened to accommodate those without power. In the northern portions of the region in the colder air, snow was the problem. Accumulations of up to 7 inches occurred, with strong winds combining to create blizzard conditions. There was one direct death and one indirect serious injury due to the ice storm in northwest Illinois.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 965.00K 0.00K
HANCOCK (ZONE) HANCOCK (ZONE) IL 02/24/2007 07:45 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCDONOUGH (ZONE) MCDONOUGH (ZONE) IL 02/24/2007 08:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERCER (ZONE) MERCER (ZONE) IL 02/24/2007 09:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 1 0 965.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) IL 02/24/2007 09:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARREN (ZONE) WARREN (ZONE) IL 02/24/2007 09:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK ISLAND (ZONE) ROCK ISLAND (ZONE) IL 02/24/2007 09:35 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENRY (ZONE) HENRY (ZONE) IL 02/24/2007 09:45 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITESIDE (ZONE) WHITESIDE (ZONE) IL 02/24/2007 11:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) IL 02/24/2007 13:15 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JO DAVIESS (ZONE) JO DAVIESS (ZONE) IL 02/24/2007 14:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PUTNAM (ZONE) PUTNAM (ZONE) IL 02/24/2007 14:20 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUREAU (ZONE) BUREAU (ZONE) IL 02/24/2007 14:20 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEPHENSON (ZONE) STEPHENSON (ZONE) IL 02/24/2007 15:45 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 965.00K 0.00K