Do to the current weather forecast a SNOW EMERGENCY is being declared from Thursday February 4th at Noon through Friday February 5th at 6 pm.
SNOW EMERGENCY: In order to protect public safety and to provide access for emergency vehicles, no person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or other declared area during any snow emergency proclaimed by the Mayor unless the snow has been removed or plowed from said street, alley, or area and the snow has ceased to fall. A snow emergency parking ban shall continue from its
proclamation throughout the duration of the snow or ice storm and the forty-eight (48)hour period after cessation of such storm except as above provided upon streets, which have been fully opened.
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL 256 PM CST Wed Feb 3 2021 ...Impactful Winter Storm Thursday... A fast moving Arctic cold front will bring dangerous conditions to portions of the area Thursday and Thursday night. Rain mixed with freezing rain and sleet will move into eastern Iowa early Thursday morning, then as the cold front moves in from the west during the mid morning, the rain will switch to snow. The winds will increase to 35 mph behind the front, and any wet roads will flash freeze. As the front moves east, this same impact will occur with it, reaching the Mississippi River in the early afternoon, and central Illinois by late afternoon. Snow is expected to fall for several hours after the change over and become heavy at times, with several inches expected to fall. Winds behind the front will increase to 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph during the afternoon and evening, with blowing snow becoming dangerous in open areas. White out conditions are possible in open areas, and some areas may experience periods of near blizzard conditions, especially across east central and northeast Iowa. Significant drifting snow will be a problem through Friday morning. Wind chills will drop to 5 below to 15 below zero late Thursday night along and north of I80, and will be very dangerous to anyone stranded out in the storm.