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A significant winter storm brought heavy snow and near to blizzard conditions across all of eastern IA, northwest IL, and northeast MO on Friday, January 12.  Snowfall amounts between 7 and 15 inches were common, with the higher end of the snowfall totals observed mainly along a line from the Quad Cities metro westward to Fairfield IA.  

Numerous accidents occurred on area roads, with several long backups/delays observed on I-80 throughout the day and overnight. In addition, strong northwest winds of 30-50 MPH were observed Friday evening, leading to large drifts, and blowing/drifting snow areawide.  

NWS Official Totals

Dubuque: 9.2"
Davenport NWS: 14.9" 
Moline: 15.4" 

Climate Numbers from the January 8-9 Event
Watch, Warning Advisory Map at Noon Jan 12th, 2024
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