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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State ILLINOIS
County/Area HANCOCK
WFO DVN
Begin Date 11/30/2006 18:30:00 CST-6
End Date 11/30/2006 23:59:00 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 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


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
MERIDIAN LAUDERDALE CO. MS 01/30/1996 17:35 CST Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCDONOUGH (ZONE) MCDONOUGH (ZONE) IL 11/30/2006 18:12 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANCOCK (ZONE) HANCOCK (ZONE) IL 11/30/2006 18:30 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARREN (ZONE) WARREN (ZONE) IL 11/30/2006 20:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) IL 11/30/2006 20:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PUTNAM (ZONE) PUTNAM (ZONE) IL 11/30/2006 21:15 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUREAU (ZONE) BUREAU (ZONE) IL 11/30/2006 21:25 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENRY (ZONE) HENRY (ZONE) IL 11/30/2006 22:30 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K