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Freezing Rain Event January 1st, 2021


A low pressure system lifted northeast from the Central Plains into the Great Lakes region Friday January 1st, 2021, which brought a wintry mix of freezing rain/drizzle, rain, sleet, and snow to the IWX forecast area. Most locations received around 0.1 to 0.2" of ice accumulation, with a few slightly higher amounts up to 0.25". There were reports of ice-induced power outages, tree/structure damage, and numerous vehicle accidents. Northwestern portions of the forecast area saw a transition to snow in the wake of the system, with totals of 1 to 3 inches of accumulation. 



Ice accumulation January 1st, 2021 (Photo Sharon Sheron, Grover Hill, OH)


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