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An Extensive and Very Dangerous Ice Storm

A glancing blow of arctic air mixed with a surge in moisture is setting the stage for an extensive and very dangerous ice event. The most likely corridor of icing with a mixture of sleet will occur from west-central Texas to the Tennessee and Lower Ohio Valleys. The ice accretion from Texas into Mid South may approach a half inch or more through Wednesday and cause power outages and travel issues. Read More >

Overview

An strong winter storm system brought heavy rains of 1 to 2 inches to areas along and east of the Mississippi River Friday, Jan. 10 into Saturday, Jan. 11.  Much of eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois saw a wintry mix of sleet, snow, freezing rain and freezing drizzle.  Slick roads were common, with several accidents reported throughout the region.  There were numerous reports of ice accumulations of a tenth inch to around a quarter inch.  Some trees were downed from the weight of the ice and numerous power outages were reported.  Snowfall amounts were generally between 1 and 3 inches that fell in 2 rounds.  The first one Friday night-Saturday with snow falling across the northwest portions of forecast area and the second one over the southeast.

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