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Event Details

Event Winter Weather
State ILLINOIS
County/Area JO DAVIESS
WFO DVN
Begin Date 12/01/2006 01:30:00 CST-6
End Date 12/01/2006 09:00:00 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 major winter storm, the first significant winter event of the season, impacted an area roughly along and east of the Mississippi River. Strong surface low pressure travelled from Arkansas to Lake Huron, while the associated upper level low moved from Oklahoma to northern Illinois. Copious amounts of gulf moisture fed into the system, while very cold and dry air filtered into eastern Iowa. This caused a sharp cut-off to the snow, with 20-30 miles separating 10 inches of snow from little to no snow. At least 6 to 10 inches of snow were common along and east of the Mississippi River, with the highest amount of 18 inches measured at Princeton, Illinois in Bureau county. A 70 mile stretch of I-80 was closed for many hours in Illinois due to accidents and deep snow, with some people stuck in traffic for up to 8 hours. To add to the nearly impossible driving conditions, freezing rain and sleet preceded the heavy snow. The Illinois DNR delivered food by snowmobile to people that were stuck in traffic or stranded at rest stops. The Illinois governor declared 49 counties state disaster areas, including Bureau and Putnam counties in the DVN CWA.
Event Narrative Snowfall totalled 1 to 3 inches 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
PORTERVILLE KEMPER CO. MS 01/30/1996 21:25 CST Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENRY (ZONE) HENRY (ZONE) IL 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANCOCK (ZONE) HANCOCK (ZONE) IL 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCDONOUGH (ZONE) MCDONOUGH (ZONE) IL 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PUTNAM (ZONE) PUTNAM (ZONE) IL 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARREN (ZONE) WARREN (ZONE) IL 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUREAU (ZONE) BUREAU (ZONE) IL 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) IL 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERCER (ZONE) MERCER (ZONE) IL 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK ISLAND (ZONE) ROCK ISLAND (ZONE) IL 12/01/2006 00:30 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITESIDE (ZONE) WHITESIDE (ZONE) IL 12/01/2006 00:45 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) IL 12/01/2006 01:15 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JO DAVIESS (ZONE) JO DAVIESS (ZONE) IL 12/01/2006 01:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEPHENSON (ZONE) STEPHENSON (ZONE) IL 12/01/2006 01:35 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K