Snow rollers were observed across a large part of central Illinois on February 17, after wet snow was blown around by northwest winds. These snow rollers were photographed next to our office. (click image to enlarge)
Central Illinois was in the midst of the latest in a series of severe winter storms which moved across the area during the winter of 1977-78. In this storm, which ended on March 8th, the heaviest band of snow extended in a wide area along and north of I-70. Up to 14 inches of snow was reported in Montgomery, eastern Macoupin, and far southern Christian Counties. The snow tapered off sharply further north, with no snow being reported north of Peoria.