Snowfall during December was a small fraction of what normally is observed. The map above shows the percent of normal accumulated snowfall. Snowfall was less than 25% of normal across the area, and some locations only saw flurries occur. (click image to enlarge)
A tornado moved across Madison County for 7 miles, peaking at an estimated F3 intensity, and destroying 11 homes, two churches, and a school in the western part of New Douglas. The death toll of 3 included a preacher during a church service, and two people in a funeral procession.
A snowstorm began in Peoria. 18 inches of snow fell during a 24 hour period on the 27th and 28th, setting a record for the city. This accounted for much of the 26.5 inches of snow that fell during the month; this total is the most snow ever to fall in one month in Peoria.