Jan. 31, 2013: Cancellations, delays, DOT updates
Cancellations, delays, closings
The Fairfield Community School District will have a 90 minute delay Thursday morning.
Pekin and Van Buren community schools will have a 2 hour delay Thursday morning.
Jefferson County Headstart will not have morning classes Thursday.
The Community Childcare Center will not have childcare available Thursday morning.
National Weather Service
Hazardous Weather Outlook
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL 422 AM CST THU JAN 31 2013 IAZ040>042-051>054-063>068-076>078-087>089-098-099-ILZ001-002-007- 009-015>018-024>026-034-035-MOZ009-010-011030- BUCHANAN-DELAWARE-DUBUQUE-BENTON-LINN-JONES-JACKSON-IOWA-JOHNSON- CEDAR-CLINTON-MUSCATINE-SCOTT-KEOKUK-WASHINGTON-LOUISA-JEFFERSON- HENRY IA-DES MOINES-VAN BUREN-LEE-JO DAVIESS-STEPHENSON-CARROLL- WHITESIDE-ROCK ISLAND-HENRY IL-BUREAU-PUTNAM-MERCER-HENDERSON- WARREN-HANCOCK-MCDONOUGH-SCOTLAND-CLARK- 422 AM CST THU JAN 31 2013 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...NORTHWEST ILLINOIS...WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...EAST CENTRAL IOWA...NORTHEAST IOWA...SOUTHEAST IOWA AND NORTHEAST MISSOURI. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE AREA TODAY. LITTLE OR NO ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED...BUT THE STRONGER SHOWERS MAY PRODUCE LOCALLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES. THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT MUCH COLDER AIR IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE AREA...WITH TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO PLUMMET TO MINIMUMS OF ZERO TO AROUND 10 BELOW TONIGHT. COMBINED WITH NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH...THIS WILL PRODUCE DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES OF 20 TO AROUND 30 BELOW. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR A PORTION OF THE AREA BEGINNING LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. ALTHOUGH UNCERTAIN...PARTS OF THE ADVISORY AREA MAY HAVE TO BE UPGRADED TO A WARNING LATER TODAY. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS WILL CONTINUE FRIDAY MORNING ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA. ACCUMULATING SNOW FROM A STORM SYSTEM WILL BE SEEN FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. CURRENT INFORMATION SUGGESTS 1 TO 2 INCHES OF ACCUMULATION FOR MUCH OF THE AREA. AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY WITH SEVERAL STORM SYSTEMS PROJECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE AREA. EACH SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE SOME SNOW BUT AMOUNTS WILL BE DEPENDENT UPON WHERE EACH SYSTEM TRACKS. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT. $$
Iowa Department of Transportation
Travelers Thanked for Their Patience and Cooperation During Iowa Storm
AMES, Iowa – Jan. 30, 2013; 4:15 p.m. update – The moderate to heavy snow has ended in Iowa, only lingering flurries are expected through the rest of the day. Travelers should continue to exercise caution throughout the evening and overnight hours as strong winds, blowing snow and frigid temperatures are forecast.The Iowa Department of Transportation expresses its appreciation to those who heeded the travel advisories and exercised patience during traffic interruptions.
The Iowa DOT also wishes to thank its thousands of Facebook and Twitter followers and contributors who played an important role in Iowa’s Traffic Information Social Media Network by keeping travelers informed and safe during the storm.
Communications staff are resuming their normal public information and social media monitoring hours (business days 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). Staff look forward to serving you again, whenever there is a major winter storm, disaster and other emergency.
Highway maintenance crews will continue to provide service, as warranted, throughout the evening. Please give them some extra room so they can work to restore roads to normal winter driving conditions.To stay informed 24/7 about road conditions, visit http://511ia.org or call 511 in Iowa or 800-288-1047 nationwide. Find out how to follow us on Twitter, Facebook or on your mobile device by visiting this website.