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 Climatological normal chances for a White Christmas. Image courtesy of the Illinois State Climatologist office.
This image from the Illinois State Water Survey shows the climatological normal chances of a White Christmas, defined as 1" of snow on the ground Christmas morning.  Most of central and southeast Illinois has between a 25% and 35% chance.
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2014 Event Summaries:
Jan 4-5 -- Winter Storm
Jan 6-7 -- Bitter Cold Wind Chills
Feb 17 -- Ice, Snow and Snow Rollers
Feb 20 -- Tornado Outbreak
2013-14 Snowy & Bitter Cold Winter
May 21 -- Hail & Flooding East Central IL
May 28 -- Landspout Tornadoes
Oct 13 -- Shelby/Macon Co. Tornadoes

Illinois Weather Trivia
12/27/1914
A record dry year was coming to an end in parts of central Illinois. During 1914, Springfield reported only 22.76 inches of precipitation, and Champaign had 24.68 inches. The normal amount of precipitation for a year is around 35 inches.
12/27/2008
A strong cold front pushed into an unsesaonably warm airmass over central Illinois, causing severe thunderstorms with widespread wind damage. In Springfield, part of the roof was blown off a school, and 3 large barns and the grandstand were damaged at the state fairgrounds. In addition, heavy rain fell on partially frozen ground to cause flooding in a few areas.
For more weather history, visit our Illinois Weather Trivia page!


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