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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State ILLINOIS
County/Area JO DAVIESS
WFO DVN
Begin Date 01/12/2012 03:00:00 CST-6
End Date 01/13/2012 01:00:00 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 After a day of sunshine and record high temperatures in the lower to middle 50s on January 11, 2012 a strong polar cold front plowed across the region. Behind the front, strong northwest winds gusting to 30 to 35 mph ushered sharply colder temperatures and moderate to heavy snowfall into the area. For many locations this was the first significant snowstorm of the winter. Accumulations were generally in the 2 to 5 inch range but amounts of 6 to 7 inches were found across portions of eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois. The highest total was 7.5 inches near Solon, Iowa in Johnson county. A trained spotter reported 7 inches of snow at Apple River State Park in Jo Daviess county in northwest Illinois. The blustery winds caused considerable blowing and drifting of the fluffy snow as temperatures were in the teens. Wind chill values were in the single digits below zero, a far cry from the mild weather experienced only 18 to 24 hours earlier.
Event Narrative A trained spotter at Apple River Canyon State Park reported 7.0 inches of snow.


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
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) IL 01/12/2012 01:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERCER (ZONE) MERCER (ZONE) IL 01/12/2012 02:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANCOCK (ZONE) HANCOCK (ZONE) IL 01/12/2012 02:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK ISLAND (ZONE) ROCK ISLAND (ZONE) IL 01/12/2012 02:45 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JO DAVIESS (ZONE) JO DAVIESS (ZONE) IL 01/12/2012 03:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITESIDE (ZONE) WHITESIDE (ZONE) IL 01/12/2012 03:15 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARREN (ZONE) WARREN (ZONE) IL 01/12/2012 03:15 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENRY (ZONE) HENRY (ZONE) IL 01/12/2012 03:15 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCDONOUGH (ZONE) MCDONOUGH (ZONE) IL 01/12/2012 03:20 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) IL 01/12/2012 03:45 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUREAU (ZONE) BUREAU (ZONE) IL 01/12/2012 05:45 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEPHENSON (ZONE) STEPHENSON (ZONE) IL 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PUTNAM (ZONE) PUTNAM (ZONE) IL 01/12/2012 08:30 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K