Ice Storm of December 8-9, 2007

Ice accumulation reports as of early afternoon Dec. 9, 2007
Reported ice accumulations through early afternoon 12/9


Radar estimated rainfall, 6 pm Dec. 8 to 6 pm Dec. 9
Radar estimated rainfall, 6 pm 12/8 to 6 pm 12/9

Ice accumulation in Mt. Pulaski
Ice accumulation in Mt. Pulaski (photo by 
Chris Neaville)

A large portion of the country was affected by an ice storm the weekend of December 8-9, 2007.  In central Illinois, this was largely found north and west of a line from Taylorville, to Decatur, to Danville.  A quarter to a third of an inch of ice accumulation was common.  The worst conditions were near Jacksonville, where ice accumulated to around 1/2 inch.  Thunderstorms early on December 9 exacerbated the icing situation, producing rapid ice accumulation during the heavy precipitation.  Some locations received 3/4 to 1 inch of rainfall during the weekend (see center image above).

Specific ice accumulations through early afternoon on December 9:

THE TOTALS BELOW ARE SEPARATED INTO SNOW...AND ICE AND SLEET
CATEGORIES...THEN BY AMOUNT...AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE
FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION.




SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT...

INCHES  LOCATION             COUNTY       TIME     TYPE
------  -------------------  -----------  -------  -------------
  0.70   2 S PHILADELPHIA     CASS         0720 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.50   HAVANA               MASON        0745 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.50   JACKSONVILLE         MORGAN       0648 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.40   2 E URBANA           CHAMPAIGN    0241 PM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.40   DELAVAN              TAZEWELL     1045 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.40   SHERMAN              SANGAMON     0805 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.40   LINCOLN              LOGAN        0600 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.40   2 SW ATHENS          MENARD       0558 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.38   RIVERTON             SANGAMON     1014 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.38   OGDEN                CHAMPAIGN    0801 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.30   1 NE BLOOMINGTON     MCLEAN       1200 PM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.30   1 N BLOOMINGTON      MCLEAN       1057 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.30   SPRINGFIELD          SANGAMON     0959 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.30   MORTON               TAZEWELL     0841 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.30   CLINTON              DE WITT      0816 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.30   MOUNT PULASKI        LOGAN        0742 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.25   KNOXVILLE            KNOX         0900 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.25   5 W PEORIA           PEORIA       0830 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.25   LANE                 DE WITT      0822 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.25   8 E PETERSBURG       MENARD       0649 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.20   PEORIA               PEORIA       1006 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.20   2 S CHESTNUT         LOGAN        0953 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.20   TAYLORVILLE          CHRISTIAN    0846 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.20   BUFFALO              SANGAMON     0730 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.20   PEKIN                TAZEWELL     0730 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.12   2 NE CISCO           PIATT        0630 AM  FREEZING RAIN
  0.10   GERMANTOWN HILLS     WOODFORD     0754 AM  FREEZING RAIN


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