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First Alert Day for Saturday through midnight Sunday for heavy snow

Heaviest snow to the south of the Quad Cities
The first day of 2022 will feature a potent storm system, bringing a large area of moderate to heavy snow to the region in a long duration event.
Published: Dec. 30, 2021 at 8:51 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 1, 2022 at 10:22 PM CST
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The first day of 2022 had a potent storm system, bringing a large area of moderate to heavy snow to the region in a long duration event. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until midnight.

WINTER STORM WARNING in effect until Midnight for heavy snow, dangerous travel and reduced...
WINTER STORM WARNING in effect until Midnight for heavy snow, dangerous travel and reduced visibility.(KWQC)

As of now, we’re looking at the possibility of 2″ to 5″ north of Highway 30, and 5″ to 8″+ accumulations for the rest of the region through the day until late tonight. Some locations south and west could see isolated amounts in excess of 8″. This is expected to be a high impact storm.

Saturday snow amounts
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The combination of strong northerly winds and a dry, powdery snow will likely create dangerous driving conditions across much of the viewing area. Roads, bridges and sidewalks have been covered. Travel impacts tonight will be numerous, including slick roads, blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility. Dangerously cold wind chill values will also be a factor, reaching -10 by tonight.

Travel Hazards
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FIRST ALERT DAYS are issued to inform you of inconvenient, hazardous, or potentially dangerous weather in our viewing area--weather that could impact you and your family. Look for frequent updates on-air, online, on our social media platforms and on the QC Weather App.

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