Buchanan Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 3:51 PM CST on February 01, 2015

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 9 PM CST this evening...

* timing...through this evening

* snow accumulations...around an inch of additional accumulation with 2 inches in portions of northwest Illinois.

* Winds...north 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Visibilities...less than a mile with near whiteout conditions at times especially in rural or open areas.

* Impacts...roads and travel will remain hazardous. Considerable blowing and drifting snow will continue through this evening. Visibilities will drop below one half mile with near whiteout conditions at times...especially in open and rural areas. Tree damage and localized power outages will be possible through early this evening until the winds begin to diminish.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or are occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight... food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Local Storm Report

02/01/2015 0602 PM

WNW Jesup, Buchanan County.

Heavy snow m7.5 inch, reported by trained spotter.

Event total. Snow appears to have ended.

02/01/2015 0307 PM

Independence, Buchanan County.

Heavy snow m10.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

Storm total so far. Still snowing lightly.

02/01/2015 0150 PM

1 miles E of Independence, Buchanan County.

Heavy snow m10.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

Storm total so far. Snowing lightly.

02/01/2015 0150 PM

1 miles E of Independence, Buchanan County.

Heavy snow m10.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

Storm total so far. Snowing lightly.

02/01/2015 1116 am

W Independence, Buchanan County.

Heavy snow m9.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

Drifts up to 2.5 feet.

02/01/2015 0850 am

Independence, Buchanan County.

Snow m7.5 inch, reported by trained spotter.

Still snowing light to moderate. Drifts 2 to 2.5 feet in spots.

02/01/2015 0835 am

1 miles E of Independence, Buchanan County.

Heavy snow m7.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

So far.

02/01/2015 0800 am

WSW Quasqueton, Buchanan County.

Snow m5.5 inch, reported by trained spotter.

12 hour total. Drizzle rain began at 1315. All snow by 1830. Snow overnight and at report. 0.07 inches of rain with 0.75 inches swe from snow. Total precip of 0.82 inches. New snow averaged at 5.5 in. Drifting from bare ground to about 18 inches.

02/01/2015 0745 am

Independence, Buchanan County.

Heavy snow m7.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

Corrected amount. 12 hour total. Moderate snow continues to fall. Winds have picked up from the NNE estimated 15 to 20 gust to 25 causing many inner city snow drifts. One at my location is car length and 2 to 2.5 feet deep.

02/01/2015 0800 am

WSW Quasqueton, Buchanan County.

Snow m5.5 inch, reported by trained spotter.

12 hour total. Drizzle rain began at 1315. All snow by 1830. Snow overnight and at report. 0.07 inches of rain with 0.75 inches swe from snow. Total precip of 0.82 inches. New snow averaged at 5.5 in. Drifting from bare ground to about 18 inches.

02/01/2015 0850 am

Independence, Buchanan County.

Snow m7.5 inch, reported by trained spotter.

Still snowing light to moderate. Drifts 2 to 2.5 feet in spots.

02/01/2015 0745 am

Independence, Buchanan County.

Heavy snow m7.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

Corrected amount. 12 hour total. Moderate snow continues to fall. Winds have picked up from the NNE estimated 15 to 20 gust to 25 causing many inner city snow drifts. One at my location is car length and 2 to 2.5 feet deep.

02/01/2015 0745 am

Independence, Buchanan County.

Heavy snow m712 inch, reported by trained spotter.

12 hours total. Moderate snow continues to fall. Winds have picked up from the NNE estimated 15 to 20 gust to 25 causing many inner city snow drifts. One at my location is car length and 2 to 2.5 feet deep.

02/01/2015 0835 am

1 miles E of Independence, Buchanan County.

Heavy snow m7.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

So far.

01/31/2015 1115 PM

Independence, Buchanan County.

Snow m2.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

Total over past 5 hours. Light snow falling at this time.