The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for Lee, Des Moines, and Van Buren counties in southeast Iowa, Clark and Scotland counties in northeast Missouri, and Knox, Warren, and Henderson counties in western Illinois.
On wintery school days when it is extremely cold and/or snow is accumulating, school superintendents must decide whether to hold classes or tell children to stay home. Tri States Public Radio talked to the superintendents from the West Prairie, Keokuk, and Macomb school districts to find out what factors into their decisions.
As someone who suffers from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), Katie Hutton spends most winters hibernating. Showing symptoms of fatigue and hypersomnia, she prefers the warmth of her bed to the harsh weather conditions of Midwestern winters.