Our Past

1999: 14-inch snowfall in first week of January

Compiled by Erin M. Gentz
Posted 1/3/24

Jan. 6, 1999: After a mild December, January started with a wallop, as 14 inches of snow dropped, followed by heavy winds and frigid temperatures. Several local churches cancelled services and Slagle’s grocery stores in Eldridge and LeClaire closed early for the first time since 1979.

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