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)
Several tornadoes touched down across central and southern Illinois. The strongest one moved across Johnson and Pope Counties, peaking at F4 intensity in Johnson County. Four farm homes were destroyed, and 8 others were badly damaged. One person was killed by flying debris near Flatwoods. Other tornadoes touched down at Shawneetown in Gallatin County, in Alton, and near Bunker Hill in Macoupin County.