Christmas Week Snowstorm
December 21-23, 2004

Snowfall map of Illinois

Snowfall map of Illinois and nearby states.  Click image to enlarge.

A winter storm paralyzed a large area of southeast Missouri, Kentucky, southern Illinois, Indiana, and western Ohio a few days before Christmas, snarling holiday traffic.  The heaviest amounts of snow were generally in the Ohio River valley, with totals ranging from 12 to 24 inches on average; parts of south central Indiana received nearly 30 inches.

Effects of winter storm across 
	  the nation
Track of winter storm.  Map courtesy of Greg Carbin, Storm Prediction Center.

Here are some totals from around central and southeast Illinois: 

City County Amount (inches)
Lawrenceville Lawrence 12.0
Olney Richland 12.0
Louisville Clay 9.0
Claremont (6 miles north) Richland 8.9
Clay City (6 miles SSE) Clay 8.5
Robinson Crawford 8.1
Ste Marie Jasper 6.0
Marshall Clark 6.0
Martinsville Clark 6.0
Paris Edgar 6.0
Bible Grove Clay 6.0
Newton Jasper 5.9
Effingham Effingham 4.1
Hidalgo (3 miles SW) Jasper 3.5
Charleston Coles 3.0
Effingham (3 miles SW) Effingham 2.5
Toledo Cumberland 2.5
Danville Vermilion 2.0
Sidell (5 miles NW) Vermilion 2.0
Mattoon Coles 1.0
Windsor (7 miles SE) Shelby 1.0
Beecher City Effingham 0.6
Bismarck Vermilion 0.5
Philo Champaign 0.5
Hoopeston Vermilion 0.5
Ogden Champaign 0.5
Tuscola Douglas 0.1

Information on other areas can be found through the following links: is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.