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For the Month of February...
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Day1...

2008: A major winter storm in the early morning hours brought snowfall totals ranging from 1 to 3 inches in central Missouri, around 8 inches in St. Louis Metro area and up to 10 inches in central Illinois. At times snowfall rates approached 2 inches per hour.

2011: An historic blizzard moved its way across the area in the early morning hours. In central and northeastern Missouri snowfall rates were as high as 2 inches per hour with winds gusting from 35-50 mph producing the blizzard conditions. Snow drifts of 3 to 5 feet also occurred. Snowfall totals along the corridor through Columbia and Jefferson City through Hannibal and Quincy ranged from 14 to 22 inches.
           Across east-central Missouri and southwest Illinois precipitation type was variable. Northwest sections of the St. Louis Metro area experienced 7-8 inches of snow with an inch of sleet. Sleet was the most common precipitation type in the City of St. Louis and southwest leaving accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. The precipitation eventually turned to snow which left an additional 1 to 3 inches of snow.
           The eastern Ozarks and south-central Illinois experienced more ice accumulations. Totals reached about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. The accumulation of ice on power lines created scattered power outages. More information can be found in our events archives.

 

Day2...

2011: A very cold arctic airmass settled in the area after the historic blizzard moved through making temperatures fall below zero and producing wind chills between -15 to -25 degrees. This was most common from central Missouri to west central Illinois.  

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Day3...

1996: The wind chill bottomed out at -38 at Quincy making it the 6th coldest wind chill on record for that location. The wind chill at St. Louis was recorded as -35 (7th lowest) and in Columbia a wind chill of -31 was the 9th lowest.

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Day4...

No significant events were recorded

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Day5...

1911: In Jefferson City lightning struck the dome of the state capital burning it to the ground. 2004: Up to 6 inches of snow fell across parts of Reynolds and Iron counties in the Southeast Ozarks of Missouri. Area schools were closed for a couple of days because of the snow and hilly terrain.

2008: A severe weather event affected Fayette and Marion Counties in Illinois. Damaging downbursts with wind speeds estimated to be between 65 and 80 mph resulted in damaged buildings including a high school in Marion County. There were also two EF0 tornado tracks found that mostly did damage to machine sheds. More information can be found in our events archives.

2011: A winter storm moved through southeast Missouri and southern Illinois in the morning hours depositing 3 to 6 inches of snow with some locally heavier amounts near 8 inches. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day6...

No significant events were recorded

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Day7...

1904: A tornado causing F2 damage moved through Clinton county (IL). Pieces of barns were carried for a mile, and a two-story "very substantial" home was lifted, turned around, and dropped. Oak trees with trunks 20 inches in diameter were "twisted into splinters".

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Day8...

2010: A winter storm brought most of the Bi-State area 3-6 inches of snow with the higher amounts in the northern part of the CWA. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day9...

2010: A winter storm brought most of the Bi-State area 3-6 inches of snow with the higher amounts in the northern part of the CWA. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day10...

1959: A tornado causing F4 damage killed 21 and injured 345 in St. Louis City county in Missouri and Madison county in Illinois.

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Day11...

1981: The 6th lowest wind chill value on record for St. Louis (-36) was recorded. In Columbia, the wind chill was recorded as -35 and making it the 7th lowest wind chill on record for that location.

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Day12...

1899: The all time lowest temperature on record at Columbia (-26) was recorded.

1914: Between the 12th and 13th, 13.0 inches of snow fell at St. Louis. This is the 5th greatest 24-hour snowfall total on record for this location.

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Day13...

1962: The lowest temperature on record at St. Louis for the month of February (-18 degrees) was recorded.  In addition, the lowest temperature ever recorded at Quincy (-29 degrees).

1914: Between the 12th and 13th, 13.0 inches of snow fell at St. Louis. This is the 5th greatest 24-hour snowfall total on record for this location.

2007: A winter storm with heavy snowfall moved through the area in the morning hours. Snowfall totals ranged from just a trace in the southern portion of the CWA to 10 inches in the northern part of the CWA. The St. Louis Metro area saw about 3 to 6 inches of snow. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day14...

2010: A winter storm brought snowfall totals of 2 to 5 inches mainly along and north of the Paris, MO to Hermann, MO to Chester, IL line. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day15...

2003: A winter storm struck Northeast Missouri and West Central Illinois Valentine's Day weekend. A combination of freezing rain, sleet and snow started first and accumulated from 1 - 2 inches. The precipitation became all snow by later that afternoon and accumulated to 4-6 inches across the region.

2010: A winter storm brought snowfall totals of 2 to 5 inches mainly along and north of the Paris, MO to Hermann, MO to Chester, IL line. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day16...

1945: 12.0 inches of snow fell at Columbia.

1910: 11.5 inches of snow fell at St. Louis.

2006: Baseball sized hail fell in the northwest part of St. Louis County damaging many dealership and personal cars and homes. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day17...

No significant events were recorded

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Day18...

No significant events were recorded

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Day19...

No significant events were recorded

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Day20...

1912: Between the 20th and 21st, 15.6 inches of snow fell at St. Louis. This is the 2nd greatest 24-hour snowfall total on record for this location.

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Day21...

1912: Between the 20th and 21st, 15.6 inches of snow fell at St. Louis. This is the 2nd greatest 24-hour snowfall total on record for this location.

2001: A fast moving winter storm put a coating of ice on a portion of southeast Missouri. The freezing rain changed over to sleet and snow leaving 2 to 3 inches of snow on top of the ice. Trees and power lines were down throughout the area.

2010: A winter storm brought 6 to 10 inches of snowfall to northeast Missouri and central Illinois. There was a dramatic gradient to the snowfall. Ralls County, Missouri saw a range of 2 to 5 inches of snow where Pike County, Missouri saw barely any snow. More information can be found in our events archives.

2013: A winter storm brought variable precipitation types across the CWA. In central and northeast Missouri thundersnow was reported numerous times helping snowfall totals reached 8 to12 inches. South and east of this area snow and sleet were the main precipitation types causing the St. Louis Metro Area to only get about 3 to 6 inches. Further south the precipitation type was freezing rain. Southeast Missouri and southwest Illinois gathered about a quarter of an inch of ice. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day22...

1994: A strong winter storm produced a band of heavy snow from north-central into northeast Missouri. Snow accumulations of six to ten inches were reported. Periods of freezing rain also fell producing rapid glazing, mainly on trees and other elevated objects. Total ice accumulation ranged from one to one and a half inches

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Day23...

1975: 11.8 inches of snow fell at Columbia.

2003: Yet another winter storm struck Southeast Missouri. Snowfall amounts ranged from 6 - 8 inches across the area. Virtually all schools were closed on Monday the 24th. Due to all the school closings over the winter, many schools in the area were going to have to remain in session well into June.

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Day24...

1891: A tornado causing F2 damage formed 3 miles west of Troy. The funnel was "a spectacular sight, half a mile high, with a long kite tail". A farm home was unroofed, and a bed from the second story landed across the road.

1956: A tornado causing F4 damage was responsible for 16 injuries in St. Louis and St. Clair counties.

1993: Between the 24th and 25th, 13.1 inches of snow fell at Columbia. This is the 5th greatest 24-hour snowfall total on record for this location. 11.7 inches of snow fell at St. Louis making it the 12th greatest 24-hour snowfall total for that location.

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Day25...

1956: A tornado causing F4 damage killed 6 and injured 20 in St. Clair and Clinton counties. 1993: Between the 24th and 25th, 12.7 inches of snow fell at Columbia. This is the 4th greatest 24-hour snowfall total on record for this location. 11.7 inches of snow fell at St. Louis making it the 9th greatest 24-hour snowfall total for that location.

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Day26...

1906: 12.8 inches of snow fell at St. Louis. This is the 6th greatest 24-hour snowfall total on record for this location.

2013: A winter storm with numerous thundersnow reports across central and northeast Missouri brought heavy wet snow accumulating about 6 to 10 inches of snow. Further south and east the snow mixed with sleet limiting accumulation. The St. Louis Metro Area only accumulated a dusting. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day27...

1876: A tornado causing F3 damage moved through Madison county (IL), destroying 11 homes, two churches, and a school in the western part of New Douglas. At one church, where services were in progress, the preacher was killed and many other people injured.

1900: Between the 27th and 28th, 13.9 inches of snow fell at Columbia. This is the 2nd greatest 24-hour snowfall total on record for this location.

2011: A winter storm brought a round of severe weather into the area during the evening. There were many reports of wind and hail (1/2 to 1 inch in diameter). There were also 22 tornadoes from this event across the Bi-State area: EF0-4, EF1-14, EF2-4. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day28...

1900: Between the 27th and 28th, 13.9 inches of snow fell at Columbia. This is the 4th greatest 24-hour snowfall total on record for this location.

1994: A narrow band of heavy snow fell over sections of north-central and northeast Missouri. Accumulation totaled seven inches in Moberly with eight inches across southern Randolph into Monroe County.

2011: A winter storm brought a round of severe weather into the area during the morning. There were many reports of wind and hail (1/2 to 1 inch in diameter). There were also 22 tornadoes from this event across the Bi-State area: EF0-4, EF1-14, EF2-4. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day29...

1972: The highest temperatures on record at St. Louis (85 degrees), Columbia (82 degrees), and Quincy (76 degrees) for the month of February were recorded.

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