Figure 1: Snow accumulation map for December 15th-16th, 2007 Ice Storm.
Figure 2: December 15th, 2007 6 PM (00z, 12/16/07) Surface Map. 
Figure 3: December 15th, 2007 6 PM (00z, 12/16/07) 850MB/5,000 feet weather map. 
Figure 4: December 15th, 2007 6 PM (00z, 12/16/07) 700MB weather map.
Figure 5: December 16th, 2007 Visible satellite image of snow cover over the region.

NWS
St. Louis, Missouri


Winter Storm
December 15th-16th, 2007

A winter storm system rapidly deepened as it moved across the Midwest, producing two distinct waves of winter precipitation.  The first round came during the early morning hours of December 15th in the form of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow.  The second round developed during the afternoon across southwest and central Missouri, and intensified as it moved northeast across the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and into central Illinois.  In fact, thundersnow was observed in St. Louis County.

Snow Accumulation Map of December 15th-16th, 2007 storm
6 pm Surface Map, December 15th, 2007
6 pm 850MB Map, December 15th, 2007

6 pm 700MB Map, December 15th, 2007

December 16th Visible Satellite image

 

 

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
930 PM CST SUN DEC 16 2007

OFFICIAL STORM TOTAL SNOWFALLS FOR DECEMBER 14-15 2007

FIRST ORDER STATIONS...

STL  :  ST. LOUIS   : 7.4
COU  :  COLUMBIA    : 6.1

COOPERATIVE OBSERVATIONS

IN NORTHEAST MISSOURI...

BOWLING GREEN       : 8.0
CANTON L/D 20       : 4.0
CLARKSVILLE L/D 24  : 6.0
EDINA               : 3.2
HANNIBAL            : 5.0
LOUISIANA           : 6.4
NEW LONDON          : 5.2
NOVELTY             : 5.0
PALMYRA             : 4.0
SAVERTON L/D 22     : 5.5
STEFFENVILLE        : 3.3
VANDALIA            : 4.0

IN CENTRAL MISSOURI...

ASHLAND             : 5.0
CALIFORNIA          : 4.3
COLUMBIA  U OF M    : 4.0
COLUMBIA 2 NW       : 5.4
FREEDOM             : 4.0
FULTON              : 4.2
HALLSVILLE          : 5.0
HOLT SUMMIT         : 5.0
JEFFERSON CITY      : 5.0
MEXICO              : 6.0
RICH FOUNTAIN 3 E   : 5.1
PARIS               : 3.0

IN EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI...

DE SOTO             : 3.8
FESTUS              : 5.0
HIGH RIDGE          : 7.9
NEW HAVEN           : 7.0
PEVELY 3 W          : 4.5
UNION               : 6.1
WASHINGTON CO-OP    : 5.1
WASHINGTON SPOTTER  : 6.0

FROM OUR ST. LOUIS METRONET...

BALLWIN             : 8.2
CHESTERFIELD        : 8.0
COTTLEVILLE         : 6.3
CREVE COEUR         : 8.2
CREVE COEUR 2       : 7.5
DARDENNE PRARIE     : 7.3
DES PERES           : 8.0
HARVESTER MO        : 7.8
LAKE ST LOUIS 2SW   : 6.1
LAKE ST LOUIS       : 7.0
MANCHESTER          : 8.3
MEHLVILLE 1 E       : 5.8
O FALLON MO         : 7.6
SCIENCE CENTER      : 6.4
ST CHARLES MO       : 6.6
ST PETERS MO        : 6.0
TROY MO             : 5.6
UNIVERSITY CITY MO  : 5.6
WEBSTER GROVE       : 5.8
WELDON SPRING NWS   : 6.7

IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...

ARCADIA             : 2.3
BELLEVIEW 4 SE      : 2.2
BONNE TERRE         : 3.0
ELLINGTON           : 2.1
CUBA                : 6.0
FARMINGTON          : 2.0
FENTON              : 8.0
FREDRICKTOWN        : 1.3
OATES               : 2.2
POTOSI 5 SW         : 4.8
RICHWOODS           : 5.7
ROSEBUD             : 5.7
STE GENEVIEVE       : 2.2
STE GENEVIEVE 3 NW  : 3.8
STEELVILLE          : 7.0
SULLIVAN            : 8.0
SULLIVAN 4 ESE      : 5.8

IN WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

GRIGGSVILLE         : 5.5
PAYSON              : 5.0
QUINCY L/D 21       : 4.0
MT STERLING         : 5.0
MOUND STATION       : 6.0

IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

CARLINVILLE         : 8.0
CENTRALIA           : 6.1
GIRARD              : 6.0
GREENVILLE          : 5.0
HILLSBORO           : 5.6
KIMMUNDY            : 3.8
LITCHFIELD          : 7.0
NOKOMIS             : 6.6
PATOKA              : 6.2
RAMSEY              : 5.5
SALEM               : 3.8
VANDALIA            : 5.0
VIRDEN              : 6.5

IN SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS...

ALBERS              : 4.2
AVISTON             : 6.0
BELLEVILLE          : 7.3
BETHALTO            : 7.0
CHESTER             : 3.0
EDWARDSVILLE 2 W    : 6.2
ELSAH               : 8.0
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS    : 7.5
FREEBURG            : 3.5
GREENFIELD          : 9.5
GODFREY             : 8.6
GRAFTON             : 6.8
HIGHLAND            : 4.6
HIGHLAND 3 E        : 6.3
KASKASKIA L/D       : 2.5
LEBANON             : 7.9
MEDORA              : 6.5
NASHVILLE 4 NE      : 4.0
NEW ATHENS          : 3.6
PRARIE DU ROCHRE    : 5.0
RED BUD             : 4.3
ROXANA              : 7.4
SPARTA              : 3.0
ST. LIBORY          : 4.0
ST. JACOB           : 4.0
WATERLOO            : 6.0

$$

WFO LSX
...DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS SET FOR ST. LOUIS AND COLUMBIA...


A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 6.9 INCHES FELL AT ST. LOUIS LAMBERT INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT DECEMBER 15TH 2007. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 1.8 INCHES SET
IN 1989.

A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 5.4 INCHES FELL AT COLUMBIA REGIONAL AIRPORT
DECEMBER 15TH 2007. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 3.0 INCHES SET IN 1987.


...DECEMBER DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS FOR ST. LOUIS...

LAMBERT FIELD (KSTL) RECORDED 6.9 INCHES OF SNOWFALL FOR DECEMBER 15TH 2007. 
THIS RANKS AS THE FOURTH SNOWIEST DECEMBER DAY IN HISTORY!

1. 12.0 12/19/1973
2. 10.5 12/30/1973
3.  7.6 12/13/2000
4.  6.9 12/15/2007
5.  6.6 12/14/1987 & 12/5/1977
6.  5.8 12/24/2002
7.  5.3 12/19/1995
8.  5.2 12/27/1939
9.  4.8 12/27/1988 & 12/18/1945
10. 4.3 12/11/1963

IT HAS BEEN ALMOST 5 YEARS SINCE LAMBERT FIELD HAS RECORDED THIS MUCH
SNOW ON A SINGLE DAY. BELOW IS THE GREATEST DAILY SNOW EVENTS THAT HAVE
OCCURRED SINCE THE YEAR 2000.

1.  7.6  12/13/2000
2.  6.9  12/15/2007
3.  5.8  12/24/2002
4.  4.8  03/11/2000
5.  4.1  01/29/2000
6.  4.0  02/23/2003 & 01/02/2003
7.  3.6  01/13/2005
8.  3.5  12/04/2002 & 03/02/2002
9.  3.1  01/18/2002
10. 3.0  12/13/2003

 


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