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 major winter storm moved through the Ohio Valley on January 31 and February 1. Most of the north half of Illinois saw in excess of 6 inches, with 9 to 12 inches of snow from Springfield to Rantoul, as well as the western Chicago suburbs.