Map of icing accumulations in the Paducah County Warning Area on Jan. 25, 2004

WINTER STORM SUMMARY
FOR THE ICE STORM ON SUNDAY JANUARY 25 2004

THE FOLLOWING REPORTS OF ICE ACCUMULATIONS AND LOCAL IMPACTS ARE COURTESY OF EMERGENCY MANAGERS...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND STORM SPOTTERS ACROSS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...WESTERN KENTUCKY AND SOUTHWEST INDIANA. THE REPORTS ARE OF CONDITIONS THAT WERE OBSERVED FROM LATE ON THE NIGHT OF THE 24TH THROUGH 1100 AM ON SUNDAY THE 25TH.

IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...
SIGNIFICANT ICING WAS REPORTED ACROSS PERRY COUNTY MISSOURI...WITH 1/3 TO 1/2 INCH GLAZE. ROADS WERE ICE COVERED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO TRAVEL ON. THE ICE AND ITS IMPACT ON ROADS WAS LESS ACROSS WAYNE...BOLLINGER AND CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTIES...WHERE THERE WERE PATCHY SLICK SPOTS. MOST OF THE ICE WAS ON ELEVATED SURFACES...WITH A FEW LIMBS REPORTED DOWN. THERE WAS LITTLE TO NO ICE FROM CARTER AND RIPLEY COUNTIES...EAST ACROSS BUTLER...STODDARD...MISSISSIPPI AND NEW MADRID COUNTIES...WHILE THERE WAS MINOR ICING ON ELEVATED SURFACES ACROSS SCOTT COUNTY. ROADS IN THESE AREAS WERE CLEAR.

IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA... GIBSON...PIKE...VANDERBURGH...POSEY... WARRICK AND SPENCER COUNTIES ALL REPORTED 1/4 TO 1/2 INCH GLAZE. TRAVEL IS VERY DANGEROUS TO NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE IN SOME LOCALES. SOME ROADS HAVE BEEN CLOSED. ICING IS SIGNIFICANT ACROSS ALL OF SOUTHWEST INDIANA ON TREES AND POWER LINES. LIMBS ARE DOWN WITH SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...
SIGNIFICANT ICING WAS REPORTED ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM CARBONDALE TO SHAWNEETOWN. 1/4 TO 3/4 INCH OF GLAZE HAS BEEN REPORTED...WITH TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS...AND IN SOME CASES NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE. ICING IS SIGNIFICANT ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA...ON TREES AND POWERLINES. LIMBS ARE DOWN WITH SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. ICING WAS MUCH LESS SIGNIFICANT ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TIP OF ILLINOIS. SLICK SPOTS WERE REPORTED ON AREA ROADS FROM UNION COUNTY ACROSS JOHNSON AND POPE COUNTIES INTO HARDIN COUNTY. FROM CAIRO OVER TO METROPOLIS...ICE WAS OBSERVED ON MAINLY ELEVATED SURFACES. A FEW SMALL LIMBS WERE DOWN AND ROADS MAINLY CLEAR.

ACROSS WESTERN KENTUCKY... SIGNIFICANT ICING OCCURRED ACROSS UNION ...HENDERSON AND DAVIESS COUNTIES... INCLUDING HENDERSON AND OWENSBORO. ROADS THIS MORNING WERE ICE COVERED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. SIGNIFICANT ICING WAS OBSERVED ON TREES...POWER LINES AND OTHER ELEVATED OBJECTS.

SLICK SPOTS WERE FOUND ON AREA ROADS ACROSS PORTIONS OF CRITTENDEN...WEBSTER...MCLEAN... HOPKINS...AND MUHLENBERG COUNTIES...WITH SOME SMALL TREE LIMBS DOWN.

IN CONTRAST...ONLY MINOR ICING WAS OBSERVED ON ELEVATED SURFACES IN BALLARD...MCCRACKEN...LIVINGSTON...MARSHALL...LYON...CALDWELL... TRIGG...CHRISTIAN AND TODD COUNTIES. ROADS WERE CLEAR. A FEW TREE LIMBS WERE REPORTED DOWN. THERE WAS ESSENTIALLY NO ICING...OR AT MOST A TRACE HERE AND THERE...FROM CARLISLE...HICKMAN AND FULTON COUNTIES...EAST ACROSS GRAVES AND CALLOWAY COUNTY. THE TRACE AMOUNTS WERE PRIMARILY IN CARLISLE...AND FAR NORTHERN GRAVES COUNTIES.

PHOTOS BELOW COURTESY OF NORM BREDENKAMP. PHOTOS TAKEN ON JAN. 26 BETWEEN EVANSVILLE INDIANA AND GRAYVILLE ILLINOIS, IN THE WABASH RIVER VALLEY. PHOTOS WERE TAKEN IN WIDESPREAD FOG THAT BLANKETED MUCH OF THE QUAD STATE REGION ON THE MORNING FOLLOWING THE ICE STORM.

Photo of a highway lined with ice-covered trees.

Photo of a foggy and icy scene from Interstate 64


 

 


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