Peoria Illinois had 52.5 inches of snow from Dec 1st 2010 through Feb 28th 2011, which sets a record snowfall for a winter season from December through February. Peoria achieved that record in only two months from Dec 1st through Ground Hog Day Feb 2nd after the Feb 1-2 blizzard when they were up to 46.6 inches. It beat the old record of 42.5 inches set in 1978-79 winter season by 10 inches, and followed by 41.5 inches set last winter season 2009-10. Peoria had 19.2 inches in December, 12.4 inches in January and 20.9 inches in February. It was the 3rd snowiest December and 2nd snowiest February on record.
Peoria is also the snowiest winter (cool season Oct - Apr) on record, surpassing the 51.6 inches received 1978-79 winter by nearly an inch, followed by the 47.1 inches set in 1977-78 winter. Peoria snowfall records date back to 1893.
Springfield Illinois had the 4th snowiest February on record with 16.5 inches, and 5th snowiest winter season with 34.2 inches from Dec 2010 through Feb 2011. Springfield snowfall records date back to 1881.
Lincoln Illinois had the 7th snowiest February on record with 14.3 inches of snow, and 4th snowiest winter season with 30.9 inches from Dec 2010 through Feb 2011. Lincoln snowfall records date back to 1905.
Peoria Seasonal Snowfall Records
Springfield Seasonal Snowfall Records
Lincoln Seasonal Snowfall Records
Peoria's Snowiest Winter