Heavy Snow of December 5-6, 2013

A far-reaching winter storm system dumped several inches of snow and significant ice accumulations from Oklahoma northeast to Ohio.  Southern Illinois was affected initially with accumulations of freezing rain, followed by a changeover to heavy snow.  Snow totals of 8 to 12 inches were common between I-70 and the Ohio River, with the heaviest axis passing through Mount Vernon to near Lawrenceville.  Snowfall amounts cut off sharply north of I-70, as seen on the map below.

Snowfall from Dec. 5-6, 2013

Here are some observed snowfall totals across southeast Illinois from this system:

Location County Total (in.)
Olney Richland 11.5
Bridgeport Lawrence 11.0
Clay City (4 mi. SE) Clay 10.5
Hardinville Crawford 10.0
Clay City (6 mi. SSE) Clay 9.5
Trimble Crawford 8.5
Robinson Crawford 8.0
Clay City Clay 7.5
Flora Clay 7.0
Newton Jasper  6.0 
Ste Marie (1 mi. NW) Jasper 6.0
Hidalgo (3 mi. SW) Jasper 3.0
Paris (9 mi. SE) Edgar 2.2
Watson Effingham 1.5
Casey Clark 1.5
Effingham Effingham 1.2
Chrisman (5 mi. SW) Edgar Trace
Villa Grove Douglas Trace


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