December 19-20, 2012 Blizzard

Snow Reports Photos Wind Gusts

48-hr Snowfall Analysis ending 7am Dec 21st


Snowfall Amounts

THE REPORTS BELOW ARE LISTED BY AMOUNT, AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE
FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION.

SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

INCHES LOCATION ST COUNTY TIME
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14.2 DUBUQUE REGIONAL AIRPOR IA DUBUQUE 0606 PM
12.0 2 NW LENA IL STEPHENSON 0903 PM
12.0 4 W STANLEY IA BUCHANAN 0721 PM
11.0 APPLE CANYON LAKE IL JO DAVIESS 0815 AM
11.0 1 SE VINTON IA BENTON 0310 PM
9.8 5 S ELIZABETH IL JO DAVIESS 0630 AM
9.5 3 SE GALENA IL JO DAVIESS 0700 AM
9.0 SSW KEYSTONE IA BENTON 0810 AM
8.5 W NORWAY IA BENTON 0320 PM
8.0 4 W MAQUOKETA IA JACKSON 0700 AM
8.0 COGGON IA LINN 0600 AM
8.0 3 SE GALENA IL JO DAVIESS 0545 PM
8.0 LOWDEN IA CEDAR 0324 PM
7.9 MANCHESTER IA DELAWARE 0700 AM
7.6 1 N KEOSAUQUA IA VAN BUREN 0905 AM
7.5 LENA IL STEPHENSON 0736 PM
7.0 PARK VIEW IA SCOTT 0500 PM
7.0 VICTOR IA IOWA 0315 PM
6.5 2 SSW LADORA IA IOWA 0619 PM
6.5 5 NW CEDAR RAPIDS IA LINN 0335 PM
6.5 PEOSTA IA DUBUQUE 0312 PM
6.5 NNW SPRINGVILLE IA LINN 0300 PM
6.2 N MUSCATINE IA MUSCATINE 0443 PM
6.2 SSE ATKINS IA BENTON 0245 PM
6.0 AUGUSTA IL HANCOCK 0747 AM
6.0 5 W BETTENDORF IA SCOTT 0805 PM
6.0 CENTRAL CITY IA LINN 0530 PM
6.0 1 SSE CEDAR RAPIDS IA LINN 0402 PM
6.0 2 NE MUSCATINE IA MUSCATINE 0402 PM
6.0 LENA IL STEPHENSON 0300 PM
5.6 MONTICELLO IA JONES 0728 AM
5.5 DEWITT IA CLINTON 0800 AM
5.5 CHARLOTTE IA CLINTON 0549 PM
5.5 5 NW CROTON IA VAN BUREN 0230 PM
5.3 DAVENPORT MUNICIPAL AIR IA SCOTT 0600 AM
5.0 FREEPORT IL STEPHENSON 0700 AM
5.0 1 SW MACOMB IL MCDONOUGH 0807 PM
5.0 SCOTCH GROVE IA JONES 0713 PM
5.0 1 W ELMIRA IA JOHNSON 0627 PM
5.0 1 N MARION IA LINN 0508 PM
4.9 NORTH LIBERTY IA JOHNSON 0800 PM
4.9 MOLINE QUAD-CITY AIRPOR IL ROCK ISLAND 0606 PM
4.9 NORTH LIBERTY IA JOHNSON 0339 PM
4.7 2 SE COLONA IL HENRY 1232 AM
4.5 2 N NEW WINDSOR IL MERCER 0750 PM
4.5 3 WNW BETTENDORF IA SCOTT 0718 PM
4.5 CAMANCHE IA CLINTON 0644 PM
4.5 2 W CEDAR RAPIDS IA LINN 0415 PM
4.3 3 SE WILLIAMSBURG IA IOWA 0700 AM
4.0 ALEDO IL MERCER 0600 AM
4.0 1 W CAMBRIDGE IL HENRY 0815 PM
4.0 THOMSON IL CARROLL 0711 PM
4.0 W CANTRIL IA VAN BUREN 0635 PM
4.0 E SOLON IA JOHNSON 0600 PM
4.0 COLCHESTER IL MCDONOUGH 0544 PM
4.0 2 SSE DAVENPORT IA SCOTT 0329 PM
4.0 1 SW MACOMB IL MCDONOUGH 0328 PM
3.8 1 N GENESEO IL HENRY 0308 PM
3.5 1 SW MOUNT PLEASANT IA HENRY 0700 AM
3.5 1 WNW MORRISON IL WHITESIDE 0805 PM
3.4 1 E KEWANEE IL HENRY 0700 AM
3.4 SWISHER IA JOHNSON 0230 PM
3.3 1 W BETTENDORF IA SCOTT 0825 AM
3.3 WALCOTT IA SCOTT 0310 PM
3.2 WALCOTT IA SCOTT 0704 PM
3.0 DONNELLSON IA LEE 0700 AM
3.0 3 NNE DOWNING MO SCOTLAND 0315 PM
3.0 1 SSE BURLINGTON IA DES MOINES 0305 PM
2.7 MEMPHIS MO SCOTLAND 0600 AM
2.5 3 SE IOWA CITY IA JOHNSON 0400 PM
2.0 WASHINGTON IA WASHINGTON 0700 AM
1.8 1 WSW IOWA CITY IA JOHNSON 0322 PM
1.5 1 SE PRINCETON IL BUREAU 0700 PM
1.0 WALNUT IL BUREAU 0600 AM

Visible satellite image from 1745z (1145 a.m. CST) Friday, December 21, 2012

Skies were mainly sunny at this time with the exception of around the Great Lakes.  Much of the white you see over Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois into western Wisconsin is the fresh snow cover from the storm.

December 21st Satellite Image


Blizzard Photos

 Image from NWS office looking northwest

Image from NWS office looking west

 Morrison, IL


 Cedar Rapids, IA

Roseville, IL - image from Jason Grover

4 W Stanley, IA.  Image taken by Cooperative Weather Observer Danny Murphy


United School District Bus in the ditch. Monmouth, IL.

Coggon, IA

Tree down on Locust St. Davenport, IA


     

Metrolink bus stuck in ditch. Milan, IL

I74 Bridge

Vinton, IA


Highest Wind Gusts Observed in the Storm.

...HIGHEST WIND GUSTS OBSERVED IN THE STORM...

...LOCATION... ...TIME... ...WIND...
CEDAR RAPIDS MUNI ARPT (LINN IA) (ASOS) 1238 PM DEC 20 59 MPH
3 W PLEASANT GROVE (DES MOINES IA) 1202 PM DEC 20 59 MPH
BURLINGTON REGIONAL AIRPORT 529 PM DEC 20 56 MPH
2 SSE JULIEN (DUBUQUE IA) (APRSWXNET) 317 PM DEC 20 56 MPH
QUAD CITY INTL (ROCK ISLAND IL) (ASOS) 734 PM DEC 20 54 MPH
DAVENPORT, IA (SCOTT IA) (748 FT)(ASOS) 303 PM DEC 20 54 MPH
MACOMB MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 335 PM DEC 20 54 MPH
INDEPENDENCE (BUCHANAN IA) (AWOS) 1015 AM DEC 20 54 MPH
2 NE FREEPORT (STEPHENSON IL) 315 PM DEC 20 54 MPH
KEWANEE MUNICIPAL (HENRY IL) 353 PM DEC 20 54 MPH
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON IA) (AWOS) 1155 AM DEC 20 53 MPH
FORT MADISON (LEE IA) (AWOS) 1255 PM DEC 20 53 MPH
FAIRFIELD (JEFFERSON IA) (740 FT)(AWOS) 115 PM DEC 20 53 MPH
1 NE DELTA (KEOKUK IA) (664 FT)(IADOT) 1220 PM DEC 20 53 MPH
DUBUQUE REGIONAL AIRPORT (DUBUQUE IA) 408 PM DEC 20 52 MPH
MOUNT PLEASANT (HENRY IA) (AWOS) 1015 AM DEC 20 52 MPH
4 SE MAYSVILLE (SCOTT IA) (IADOT) 1241 PM DEC 20 52 MPH
CLINTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (CLINTON IA) 115 PM DEC 20 51 MPH
CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN IA) (773 FT)(IADOT) 120 PM DEC 20 51 MPH
2 W RIVERDALE (SCOTT IA) (APRSWXNET) 252 PM DEC 20 50 MPH
2 WNW PALISADES-KEPLER SATE PARK 123 PM DEC 20 50 MPH
IOWA CITY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 1243 PM DEC 20 49 MPH
1 WSW STRONGHURST (HENDERSON IL) 328 PM DEC 20 49 MPH
1 E BRANDON (BUCHANAN IA) (IADOT) 1106 AM DEC 20 49 MPH
KEOKUK (LEE IA) (AWOS) 155 PM DEC 20 48 MPH
MUSCATINE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 1215 PM DEC 20 47 MPH
2 W UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS (JOHNSON IA) 202 PM DEC 20 47 MPH
3 SSW CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN IA) (IADOT) 131 PM DEC 20 47 MPH
1 WSW RAPIDS CITY (ROCK ISLAND IL) 130 PM DEC 20 46 MPH
MISSISSIPPI RIVER (DES MOINES IA) 1210 PM DEC 20 46 MPH
2 NNE OLIN (JONES IA) (APRSWXNET) 1135 AM DEC 20 46 MPH
VINTON (BENTON IA) (AWOS) 1135 AM DEC 20 45 MPH
MISSISSIPPI RIVER (DES MOINES IA) 120 PM DEC 20 45 MPH
1 W DEWITT (CLINTON IA) (789 FT)(IADOT) 143 PM DEC 20 45 MPH
MISSISSIPPI RIVER (DES MOINES IA) 130 PM DEC 20 45 MPH
WHITESIDE COUNTY AIRPORT-JOS BITTORF FL 235 PM DEC 20 44 MPH
HAMILTON (HANCOCK IL) (MESOWEST) 316 PM DEC 20 44 MPH
3 NE SHEFFIELD (BUREAU IL) (MESOWEST) 146 PM DEC 20 44 MPH
1 N WILLIAMSBURG (IOWA IA) (IADOT) 722 AM DEC 20 44 MPH
1 W MAQUOKETA (JACKSON IA) (IADOT) 311 PM DEC 20 44 MPH
2 NW ELDRIDGE (SCOTT IA) (APRSWXNET) 1147 AM DEC 20 44 MPH
SAVANNA (CARROLL IL) (AWOS) 355 PM DEC 20 43 MPH
THE ALBERTUS MUN APT (STEPHENSON IL) 335 PM DEC 20 43 MPH
3 SE PRAIRIEBURG (LINN IA) (APRSWXNET) 348 PM DEC 20 43 MPH
MISSISSIPPI RIVER (DES MOINES IA) 120 PM DEC 20 42 MPH
4 ESE OAKLAND MILLS (HENRY IA) (IADOT) 1155 AM DEC 20 42 MPH
1 WNW CENTER GROVE (DUBUQUE IA) (IADOT) 135 PM DEC 20 42 MPH
1 WNW GULFPORT (DES MOINES IA) (IADOT) 320 PM DEC 20 42 MPH
MISSISSIPPI RIVER (DES MOINES IA) 130 PM DEC 20 41 MPH
1 WSW KEWANEE (HENRY IL) (APRSWXNET) 253 PM DEC 20 41 MPH
2 W LIME CITY (CEDAR IA) (IADOT) 1210 PM DEC 20 41 MPH
2 E MUSCATINE (ROCK ISLAND IL) 1015 AM DEC 20 40 MPH
1 SSE MANCHESTER (DELAWARE IA) (IADOT) 732 AM DEC 20 40 MPH
FAIRFAX (LINN IA) (767 FT)(APRSWXNET) 817 AM DEC 20 39 MPH
MONTICELLO (JONES IA) (AWOS) 235 PM DEC 20 38 MPH
ERIE (WHITESIDE IL) (590 FT)(APRSWXNET) 1146 AM DEC 20 38 MPH
TIPTON (CEDAR IA) (813 FT)(APRSWXNET) 1143 AM DEC 20 38 MPH
2 SSE OSBORN (HENRY IL) (APRSWXNET) 217 PM DEC 20 37 MPH
MISSISSIPPI R, IL CITY LK & D 16 220 PM DEC 20 37 MPH
3 ESE DAVENPORT (SCOTT IA) (APRSWXNET) 223 PM DEC 20 37 MPH
2 ESE IOWA CITY (JOHNSON IA) 203 PM DEC 20 36 MPH
MISSISSIPPI RIVER (DES MOINES IA) 130 PM DEC 20 35 MPH
2 ENE OAK GROVE (ROCK ISLAND IL) 301 PM DEC 20 35 MPH


OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS ITS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PARTNERS FOR
PROVIDING US WITH THIS DATA.

 


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