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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State IOWA
County/Area CLAYTON
WFO ARX
Begin Date 02/01/2011 15:00:00 CST-6
End Date 02/02/2011 08:30:00 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 strong low pressure system tracked across the Central Plains States and the Great Lakes region on February 1st and into the morning hours of the 2nd. This spread heavy snow across portions of northeast Iowa. In addition, sustained wind speeds of 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 miles per hour caused considerable blowing and drifting snow in open areas. Numerous roads became impassable with several accidents (16 in Clayton County) and vehicles stuck in the road or ditches (35 in Fayette County). Two stranded motorists had to be rescued in Fayette County and many schools were closed. Some of the higher reported snowfall amounts were 12 inches near St. Olaf (Clayton County), 8.5 inches at Guttenberg (Clayton County), 8 inches at Edgewood (Clayton County) and 7 inches at Oelwein (Fayette County).
Event Narrative Law enforcement reported several roads that were impassable with 16 accidents reported across the county. Snowfall amounts up to a foot were reported across the county.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHICKASAW (ZONE) CHICKASAW (ZONE) IA 02/01/2011 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON (ZONE) CLAYTON (ZONE) IA 02/01/2011 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) IA 02/01/2011 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALLAMAKEE (ZONE) ALLAMAKEE (ZONE) IA 02/01/2011 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K