2007-08 Central Illinois Winter in Top 10 Wettest

During this meteorological winter from Dec 1 through Feb 29, Lincoln had the 2nd wettest winter on record with 14.01 inches of precipitation. Bloomington-Normal ranked 2nd with 11.64 inches, Peoria ranked 2nd with 10.56 inches, Springfield ranked 4th with 12.09 inches, and  Champaign-Urbana tied for 3rd with 11.22 inches.  Below is a list showing the top 10 Wettest Winters in Bloomington, Champaign, Lincoln, Peoria and Springfield.  Springfield was 0.10 inches away from 3rd place and 0.53 inches from 2nd place.   In addition, Peoria had its 3rd snowiest winter with 33.7 inches of the white stuff, which was 12.8 inches above normal.  Springfield had its 7th snowiest winter with 31.1 inches, which was 12.2 inches above normal.  Lincoln had 25.8 inches of snow which was 9.7 inches above normal.  Champaign had 25.3 inches of snow which was 5.1 inches above normal and 18th snowiest.  Bloomington had its 4th snowiest winter with 32.6 inches which was 12.4 inches above normal.

Bloomington-Normal’s Wettest Winters since 1893
Normal Winter Precipitation 5.85 inches
2007-8 Winter Precipitation 11.64 inches
Normal Winter Snowfall 20.2 inches
2007-8 Winter Snowfall 32.6 inches

1.) 15.60 inches  1949-50
2.) 11.64 inches  2007-08
3.) 10.96 inches  1895-96
4.) 10.19 inches  1992-93
5.) 10.07 inches 2004-05
6.) 10.02 inches  1948-49
7.)  9.87 inches  1964-65
8.)  9.32 inches  1899-00
9.)  9.14 inches  1971-72
10.) 9.06 inches  1915-16
Champaign-Urbana’s Wettest Winters since 1888
Normal Winter Precipitation 6.67 inches
2007-8 Winter Precipitation 11.22 inches



Normal Winter Snowfall 20.2 inches
2007-8 Winter Snowfall 25.3 inches
1.) 16.33 inches  1949-50
2.) 12.32 inches  1948-49
3.) 11.22 inches  1973-74 & 2007-08
5.) 11.13 inches 1936-37
6.) 10.35 inches  1967-68
7.) 10.22 inches  2004-05
8.) 10.10 inches  1966-67
9.) 10.03 inches  1974-75
10.) 9.78 inches  2006-07
Lincoln’s Wettest Winters since 1905
Normal Winter Precipitation 5.88 inches
2007-8 Winter Precipitation 14.01 inches


Normal Winter Snowfall 16.1 inches
2007-8 Winter Snowfall 25.8 inches
1.) 15.57 inches  1949-50
2.) 14.01 inches  2007-08
3.) 11.36 inches  1948-49
4.) 10.68 inches  1982-83
5.)  9.55 inches 1967-68
6.)  9.54 inches  1974-75
7.)  9.52 inches  1907-08
8.)  9.49 inches  1906-07
9.)  9.18 inches  1973-74
10.) 9.07 inches  1992-93
Peoria’s Wettest Winters since 1883
Normal Winter Precipitation 5.57 inches
2007-8 Winter Precipitation 10.56 inches


Normal Winter Snowfall 20.9 inches
2007-8 Winter Snowfall 33.7 inches
1.) 13.18 inches  1949-50
2.) 10.56 inches  2007-08
3.) 10.16 inches  1964-65
4.)  8.90 inches  1895-96
5.)  8.85 inches  1973-74
6.)  8.67 inches  1948-49
7.)  8.59 inches  1937-38
8.)  8.58 inches  1936-37
9.)  8.22 inches  1992-93
10.) 8.16 inches  1885-86















Springfield’s Wettest Winters since 1879



Normal Winter Precipitation 5.96 inches
2007-8 Winter Precipitation 12.09 inches


Normal Winter Snowfall 18.9 inches
2007-8 Winter Snowfall 31.1 inches
1.)  15.21 inches  1881-82
2.)  12.64 inches  1882-83
3.)  12.21 inches  1949-50
4.)  12.09 inches  2007-08
5.)  11.81 inches  1895-96
6.) 11.58 inches 1897-98
7.)  10.36 inches  1982-83
8.)  10.22 inches  1948-49
9.)   9.73 inches  1889-90
10.)  9.62 inches  1973-74
Here’s a list of 18 Cooperative Observers in Central Illinois
with data going back at least to 1975 that ranked in the top
10 list of wettest winters. Two thirds of these cities had
their wettest winter in 1949-50 when as much as 25 inches of
precipitation fell in southeast Illinois near the Wabash River.
Rank City            Precipitation  Records  Wettest Winter 
Began
#1 Jacksonville... 14.29 inches 1895 14.29 inches 2007-08
#1 Winchester..... 12.14 inches 1897 12.14 inches 2007-08
#2 Havana......... 10.14 inches 1917 13.17 inches 1949-50
#2 Mason City..... 10.21 inches 1937 13.78 inches 1949-50
#2 Rushville...... 10.52 inches 1890 11.02 inches 1949-50
#2 Mackinaw....... 11.56 inches 1940 16.07 inches 1949-50
#3 Hoopeston...... 11.86 inches 1887 15.63 inches 1949-50

#3 Mount Pulaski.. 11.89 inches 1893 13.45 inches 1949-50
#3 Moweaqua....... 10.39 inches 1963 11.48 inches 1971-72
#4 Hutsonville.... 13.50 inches 1946 21.01 inches 1949-50

#5 Minonk......... 9.11 inches 1895 14.33 inches 1949-50
#5 Beecher City... 10.55 inches 1974 12.58 inches 2004-05

#6 Galesburg...... 7.87 inches 1895 9.34 inches 1949-50
#6 Shelbyville.... 8.00 inches 1941 12.41 inches 2006-07

#7 Ste Marie...... 12.00 inches 1947 23.75 inches 1949-50
#7 Morrisonville.. 9.09 inches 1948 14.64 inches 1949-50
#7 Lawrenceville.. 12.60 inches 1962 15.86 inches 1998-99


#8 Decatur........ 10.72 inches 1893 16.10 inches 1949-50

#9 Effingham...... 10.45 inches 1950 15.72 inches 1987-88
#9 Lacon.......... 7.81 inches 1950 9.33 inches 2000-01
#10 Sullivan....... 8.18 inches 1899 16.26 inches 1949-50

#11 Casey.......... 11.19 inches 1893 21.26 inches 1949-50
#11 Mattoon........ 9.87 inches 1893 19.64 inches 1949-50
#13 Paris.......... 10.81 inches 1893 18.58 inches 1949-50
#17 Flora.......... 11.42 inches 1893 20.13 inches 1949-50
#20 Tuscola........ 9.32 inches 1893 18.47 inches 1949-50
 Winter 2007-08 Central Illinois Precipitation ranks in Top 10 Wettest

Dec 2007 precipitation across the Midwest
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