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Event Frost/Freeze
State ILLINOIS
County/Area JO DAVIESS
WFO DVN
Begin Date 04/12/2012 03:00:00 CST-6
End Date 04/12/2012 06:00:00 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 high pressure system originating out of Canada settled into the region on April 10-12, 2012 providing clear skies, light winds and cold temperatures. The result was a hard freeze for three nights in a row as minimum temperatures plummeted into the 20s. Most locations saw readings dip into the mid to upper 20s but a few spots reported temperatures in the lower 20s. Stanley, Iowa in Buchanan county was the coldest location with 21 degrees on April 11. After a record warm March which caused vegetation growth to be at least 4 weeks earlier than normal, the cold weather damaged sensitive crops. According to Radio Iowa, widespread frost and freezing temperatures for three nights in a row caused significant damage to crops including apples, grapes and strawberries. At least 50 to 70 percent of these crops were lost especially where temperatures fell to 25 degrees or lower. However, it is unknown the amount of damage in dollar amount.
Event Narrative The minimum temperature at Galena was 27 degrees.


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
MCDONOUGH (ZONE) MCDONOUGH (ZONE) IL 04/12/2012 00:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUREAU (ZONE) BUREAU (ZONE) IL 04/12/2012 02:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERCER (ZONE) MERCER (ZONE) IL 04/12/2012 02:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANCOCK (ZONE) HANCOCK (ZONE) IL 04/12/2012 02:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PUTNAM (ZONE) PUTNAM (ZONE) IL 04/12/2012 02:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENRY (ZONE) HENRY (ZONE) IL 04/12/2012 02:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK ISLAND (ZONE) ROCK ISLAND (ZONE) IL 04/12/2012 02:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) IL 04/12/2012 03:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) IL 04/12/2012 03:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITESIDE (ZONE) WHITESIDE (ZONE) IL 04/12/2012 03:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEPHENSON (ZONE) STEPHENSON (ZONE) IL 04/12/2012 03:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARREN (ZONE) WARREN (ZONE) IL 04/12/2012 03:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JO DAVIESS (ZONE) JO DAVIESS (ZONE) IL 04/12/2012 03:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K