Winter storm watch issued for Quad-Cities area Thursday, Friday


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Originally Posted Online: Feb. 18, 2013, 9:34 pm
Last Updated: Feb. 19, 2013, 10:20 pm
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A second wintry blast is expected to hit the Quad-Cities region later this week.

The National Weather Service in the Quad-Cities has issued a winter storm watch for Thursday afternoon and Friday morning with 30-mile-per-hour winds, sleet, ice and 5 to 7 inches of snow.

Snow is expected to start by noon Thursday in southeast Iowa and northeast Missouri, reaching northeast Iowa and western Illinois by Thursday afternoon before diminishing on Friday. Gusting winds may cause blowing and drifting snow as temperatures hover in the 20s.

Conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly once the snow starts, with travel becoming hazardous as roads are quickly covered by snow and ice. 

The wintry weather follows a Monday night mixture of winds, ice and snow that around 10 p.m. locally left more than 5,500 MidAmerican Energy customers and 5,200 Ameren customers without electricity.

Power was restored nearly all by mid-morning Tuesday, with a second round of outages occurring around 2:15 p.m. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, MidAmerican was reporting only two East Moline customers without power and Ameren was reporting no local outages.
















 



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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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