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Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Benton; Buchanan; Cedar; Clinton; Delaware; Dubuque; Iowa; Jackson; Johnson; Jones; Keokuk; Linn; Louisa; Muscatine; Scott; Washington

NWS QuadCities (Eastern Iowa and Northwestern Illinois - Quad Cities)

...Winter Storm Brings Very Strong Winds Today... Strong northwest winds gusting around 45 mph later today will lead to blowing and drifting snow, especially for areas that receive fresh snow this morning. Near whiteout conditions are possible in open and rural areas. Additional snowfall this morning will range from a dusting to around an inch for most locations. Snow showers that impact the area could be briefly moderate to heavy. For tonight, strong winds and very cold temperatures will create wind chills of 15 to 25 below zero, with near 30 below zero values possible in the far northwest forecast area. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Freezing drizzle and snow expected. Additional snow and accumulations of an inch or less. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of a tenth to two tenths possible. Northwest winds gusting up to 45 mph from late this morning through the afternoon.

* WHERE...Portions of east central, northeast and southeast Iowa and northwest Illinois.

* WHEN...From noon Friday to 6 PM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Difficult travel due to snow covered or icy roads. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibilities in open and rural areas.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...For areas that received ice accumulation, the heavy weight of the ice combined with strong winds could bring down tree branches and lead to isolated power outages.

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. In Illinois, go to www.gettingaroundillinois.com for road conditions. In Iowa, call 511 for road conditions.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Boone; De Kalb; Lee; McHenry; Ogle; Winnebago

NWS Chicago (Northeastern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana)

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Light freezing rain and sleet changing to light rain and drizzle early this morning, Then a strong cold front brings rapidly falling temperatures, scattered snow showers, and strong westerly wind gusts up to 45 mph late this morning into the afternoon. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulations up to one tenth of an inch have occurred since yesterday afternoon. Minor additional accumulations and poor visibility in snow showers and blowing snow later today.

* WHERE...Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Ogle, Lee and De Kalb Counties.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could reduce visibility on Saturday.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for Illinois can be obtained on the internet at www.gettingaroundillinois.com.


Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Bureau; Carroll; Henry; Mercer; Putnam; Rock Island; Whiteside

NWS QuadCities (Eastern Iowa and Northwestern Illinois - Quad Cities)

...Winter Storm Brings Very Strong Winds Today... Strong northwest winds gusting around 45 mph later today will lead to blowing and drifting snow, especially for areas that receive fresh snow this morning. Near whiteout conditions are possible in open and rural areas. Additional snowfall this morning will range from a dusting to around an inch for most locations. Snow showers that impact the area could be briefly moderate to heavy. For tonight, strong winds and very cold temperatures will create wind chills of 15 to 25 below zero, with near 30 below zero values possible in the far northwest forecast area. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Freezing drizzle and snow expected. Additional snow and accumulations of an inch or less. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of a tenth to two tenths possible. Northwest winds gusting up to 45 mph from late this morning through the afternoon.

* WHERE...Portions of east central, northeast and southeast Iowa and northwest Illinois.

* WHEN...From noon Friday to 6 PM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Difficult travel due to snow covered or icy roads. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibilities in open and rural areas.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...For areas that received ice accumulation, the heavy weight of the ice combined with strong winds could bring down tree branches and lead to isolated power outages.

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. In Illinois, go to www.gettingaroundillinois.com for road conditions. In Iowa, call 511 for road conditions.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Bureau; La Salle; Putnam

NWS Chicago (Northeastern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana)

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers... Kankakee River at Shelby affecting Lake and Newton Counties Illinois River at La Salle affecting Bureau...La Salle and Putnam Counties The following forecasts are based on observed precipitation as well as forecast precipitation 48 hours into the future. The Flood Warning continues for The Illinois River at La Salle, or from Starved Rock Lock and Dam downstream to confluence with Big Bureau Creek.

* until Friday January 24.

* At 745 PM Friday the stage was 21.0 feet.

* Flood stage is 20.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river will continue to rise near 21.5 feet by Monday afternoon. The river will fall below flood stage by Thursday evening.

* Impact...At 22.0 feet...Lower parking lot at Starved Rock State Park is inundated east of La Salle. &&

Safety message...If you encounter a flooded roadway...turn around and find an alternate route.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Des Moines; Henry; Jefferson; Lee; Van Buren

NWS QuadCities (Eastern Iowa and Northwestern Illinois - Quad Cities)

...Winter Storm Brings Very Strong Winds Today... Strong northwest winds gusting around 45 mph later today will lead to blowing and drifting snow, especially for areas that receive fresh snow this morning. Near whiteout conditions are possible in open and rural areas. Additional snowfall this morning will range from a dusting to around an inch for most locations. Snow showers that impact the area could be briefly moderate to heavy. For tonight, strong winds and very cold temperatures will create wind chills of 15 to 25 below zero, with near 30 below zero values possible in the far northwest forecast area. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Drizzle and snow expected. Additional snow accumulations of an inch or less. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of a tenth to two tenths possible. Northwest winds gusting up to 45 mph from late this morning through the afternoon.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast Missouri, southeast Iowa and west central Illinois.

* WHEN...From 9 AM Friday to 6 PM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Difficult travel due to snow covered or icy roads. Blowing snow and significant reductions in visibilities are possible, mainly in open and rural areas.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...For locations that received ice accumulation, the heavy weight of the ice combined with strong winds could bring down tree branches and lead to isolated power outages.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. In Illinois, go to www.gettingaroundillinois.com for road conditions. In Iowa, call 511 for road conditions. In Missouri, call 800-222-6400 for road conditions.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Fulton; Knox; Marshall; McLean; Peoria; Stark; Tazewell; Woodford

NWS Central Illinois (Central and East Central Illinois)

...Winter Storm to Impact Parts of Central IL Overnight... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS MORNING...

* WHAT...Freezing rain and possibly wintry mix. Additional ice accumulations of less than one tenth of an inch along and north of I-74.

* WHERE...Portions of central and west central Illinois.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM CST this morning.

* IMPACTS...Difficult travel conditions are possible.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures near freezing along and north of I-74 should slowly rise into the mid 30s by dawn with freezing rain and wintry mix changing to rain.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Prepare for possible power outages. The latest road conditions for Illinois can be obtained on the Internet at www.gettingaroundillinois.com.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Hancock; Henderson; McDonough; Warren

NWS QuadCities (Eastern Iowa and Northwestern Illinois - Quad Cities)

...Winter Storm Brings Very Strong Winds Today... Strong northwest winds gusting around 45 mph later today will lead to blowing and drifting snow, especially for areas that receive fresh snow this morning. Near whiteout conditions are possible in open and rural areas. Additional snowfall this morning will range from a dusting to around an inch for most locations. Snow showers that impact the area could be briefly moderate to heavy. For tonight, strong winds and very cold temperatures will create wind chills of 15 to 25 below zero, with near 30 below zero values possible in the far northwest forecast area. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Drizzle and snow expected. Additional snow accumulations of an inch or less. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of a tenth to two tenths possible. Northwest winds gusting up to 45 mph from late this morning through the afternoon.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast Missouri, southeast Iowa and west central Illinois.

* WHEN...From 9 AM Friday to 6 PM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Difficult travel due to snow covered or icy roads. Blowing snow and significant reductions in visibilities are possible, mainly in open and rural areas.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...For locations that received ice accumulation, the heavy weight of the ice combined with strong winds could bring down tree branches and lead to isolated power outages.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. In Illinois, go to www.gettingaroundillinois.com for road conditions. In Iowa, call 511 for road conditions. In Missouri, call 800-222-6400 for road conditions.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Jo Daviess; Stephenson

NWS QuadCities (Eastern Iowa and Northwestern Illinois - Quad Cities)

...Winter Storm Brings Very Strong Winds Today... Strong northwest winds gusting around 45 mph later today will lead to blowing and drifting snow, especially for areas that receive fresh snow this morning. Near whiteout conditions are possible in open and rural areas. Additional snowfall this morning will range from a dusting to around an inch for most locations. Snow showers that impact the area could be briefly moderate to heavy. For tonight, strong winds and very cold temperatures will create wind chills of 15 to 25 below zero, with near 30 below zero values possible in the far northwest forecast area. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Freezing drizzle and snow expected. Additional snow accumulations around 1 inch are possible. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulations up to a tenth of an inch. Northwest winds gusting up to 45 mph this afternoon.

* WHERE...Portions of north central and northwest Illinois.

* WHEN...From noon Friday to 6 PM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibilities, mainly in open and rural areas.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Go to www.gettingaroundillinois.com for road conditions.