February & Winter Season Weather Summary

February 2014 will be remembered as another cold and snowy month for central and southeast Illinois, and even colder and snowier than January 2014.  Several cities in central IL had their top 10 coldiest and snowiest winter season on record. A dominant northwest flow pattern brought repeated rounds of Arctic air to the region, each preceded by rounds of light to moderate snow.  Between 1 and 2 feet of snow fell over much of central IL during February.  This was 10 to 15 inches above normal over central IL. Between 6 and 12 inches of snow fell in southeast IL which was several inches above normal. Altona in northern Knox county had 24.5 inches of snow in February and more typical of what fall in an entire winter.  The 2013-14 winter season was a very cold and snowy winter and rivaled the three bitter cold and snowy winters of the late 1970s from 1976-79. Altona in northern Knox county is up to 66.6 inches of snow so far this winter through Mar 25th!  Peoria is up to 57.3 inches of snow and is now their snowiest winter on record by nearly 5 inches!  Lacon is up to 59 inches and their snowiest winter on record, while Hoopeston and Bloomington/Normal are having their 2nd snowiest winter with 56.4 and 51.2 inches respectively.

Feb 2014 IL Precipitation  

 Feb 2014 IL Precipitation Departure from Normal

Feb 2014 Precipitation  (click to enlarge)

Feb 2014 Precipitation Departure from Normal (click to enlarge)

 

 Feb 2014 IL Snowfall

Feb 2014 IL Snowfall Departure from Normal 

Feb 2014 Snowfall  (click to enlarge)

Feb 2014 Snowfall Departure from Normal (click to enlarge)

Feb 2014 IL Average Temperature Feb 2014 IL Average Temperature Departure from Normal

Feb 2014 Average Temperature  (click to enlarge)

Feb 2014 Average Temperature Departure from Normal (click to enlarge)

 Winter Season (Dec 2013-Feb 2014) IL Precipitation  Winter Season (Dec 2013-Feb 2014) IL Precipitation Departure from Normal

Winter Season (Dec 2013-Feb 2014) IL Precipitation

Winter Season (Dec 2013-Feb 2014) IL Precipitation Departure from Normal

 Winter Season (Dec 2013-Feb 2014) IL Snowfall  Winter Season (Dec 2013-Feb 2014) IL Snowfall Departure from Normal

Winter Season (Dec 2013-Feb 2014) IL Snowfall

Winter Season (Dec 2013-Feb 2014) IL Snowfall Departure from Normal

 Winter Season (Dec 2013-Feb 2014) IL Average Temperature  Winter Season (Dec 2013-Feb 2014) IL Average Temperature Departure from Normal

Winter Season (Dec 2013-Feb 2014) IL Average Temperature

Winter Season (Dec 2013-Feb 2014) IL Average Temperature Departure from Normal

The tables below summarizes February 2014 & Winter Season (Dec 2013-Feb 2014) precipitation, snowfall, and temperature, and departure from normal for selected cities across central and southeast Illinois.  Data from Peoria and Springfield are from ASOS sites, while others are from NWS Cooperative Observers.
 

Site

Feb 2014 Precipitation & Rank

Departure from Normal Feb 2014 Snowfall & Rank Departure from Normal Feb 2014 Average Temperature & Coldest Rank Departure from Normal
Charleston

3.83"
(#15)

+1.32"

11.6"
(#8)

+7.2"

24.5
(#8)

-8.6

Chenoa

1.93"
(#16)

+0.39"

18.0"
(#2)

+12.9"

16.4
(#1)

-12.8

Danville

3.10"
(Tied #13)

+0.89"

15.0"
(#5)

+10.1"

20.5
(#3)

-10.9

Decatur

3.78"
(#10)

 +1.78"

17.7"
(#2) 

+13.5" 

19.1"
(#4) 

-13.1 

Effingham

 2.34"
(#44)

  9.1"
#14)
   21.9
(#4)
 
Farmer City

2.45"
(#17)

+0.43"

16.3"
(#1)

+10.9"

   
Galesburg

3.57"
(#5) 

+1.94" 

19.6"
(#1) 

+13.7" 

13.1
(#1) 

-13.0 

Havana

3.00"
(#17)

+0.90

24.6"
(#1)

+17.5"

   
Hoopeston

2.37"
(#34)

+0.47"

19.5"
(#4)

+14.7"

17.4
(#3) 

 -11.9

Jacksonville

1.84"
(#40) 

+0.15" 

14.3"
(#4) 

+9.7" 

19.2
(#5)

-11.3

Lacon

 2.65"
(#10)

 +0.81"

22.9"
(#1)

+17.7"

   
Lincoln

2.83"
(#13) 

+1.01" 

16.7"
(#4) 

+10.9" 

17.2
(#1) 

-13.2 

Mattoon

 3.20"
(#14)

 +1.06"

15.0"
(#1)

 +12.0"

   

Normal

2.74"
(#20) 

+0.61" 

18.7"
(#3) 

+13.6" 

15.8
(#2) 

-12.1

Olney

1.34" 

-1.39" 

7.0"
(#23) 

+3.7" 

23.3
(#3) 

-9.9

Paris

 3.31"
(#21)

 +0.97"

17.2"
(#2)

+11.3"

18.3
(#2) 

 -12.0

Peoria

2.77"
(#20) 

+0.98" 

22.9"
(#2) 

+16.7" 

17.9
(#6) 

-11.6

Rushville

 2.37"
(#27)

 +0.47"

15.1"
(#6)

 +11.4"

16.4
(#2)

 -13.7

Springfield

3.19"
(#18) 

+1.38" 

16.0"
Tied #5 

+10.5" 

20.1
(#7) 

-11.1 

Tuscola

 3.14"
(#22)

 +0.94"

16.4"
(#3)

+12.0"

18.5
(#4)

 -10.6

Urbana

3.02"
(#20)

 +0.89

14.6"
(#9)

+8.8"

18.9
(#8)

 -10.1


 Winter 2013-2014
Site

Dec 2013-Feb 2014 Precipitation

Departure from Normal Dec 2013-Feb 2014 Snowfall & Rank Departure from Normal Dec 2013-Feb 2014 Average Temperature  Coldest Rank Departure from Normal
Charleston

8.76"
(#22)

+0.61

32.8"
(#4)

+18.3"

26.7
(#8)

-4.5

Chenoa

 4.99"
(#41)

 -0.83"

40.5"
(#2)

+24.2"

19.9
(#1)
-7.6
Danville

 9.19"
(#16)

+1.94"

43.5"
(#1)

+28.6"

23.5
(#7)
-6.3
Decatur

7.61"
(#35)

+0.69"

36.9"
(#3) 

+23.0" 

22.6
(#6) 
-7.7 
Effingham

 6.98"
(#55)

  34.2"
(3)

+22.7"

24.1
(#6)
 
Farmer City

6.60"
(Tied #20)

+0.09"

40.9"
(#1)

+25.6"

   
Galesburg

6.48"
(#27) 

+1.07" 

41.1"
(#3) 

+21.5" 

16.5
(#2) 
-8.2 
Havana

5.78"
(#47)

-1.16"

45.8"
(#2)

+22.6"

   
Hoopeston

7.55"
(#33)

+1.58"

50.4"
(#2)

+35.2"

20.7
(#6)
-7.5
Jacksonville

4.28"
(#81) 

-1.50" 

30.2"
(#7) 

+15.9" 

22.6
(#7)
-6.3
Lacon

 5.87"
(#25)

 -0.18"

58.2"
(#1)

 +35.2"

   
Lincoln

6.17"
(#47) 

-0.22" 

41.1"
(#1) 

+23.2" 

20.6
(#1) 
-7.9 
Mattoon

 7.67"
(#27)

 +0.31"

37.9"
(#1)

 +25.4"

   

Normal

6.71"
(#45) 

-0.05" 

45.7"
(#1) 

+28.4" 

19.1
(#2) 
-7.4
Olney

8.78"
(#54) 

+0.88" 

26.5"
(#4) 

+16.3" 

25.1
(#4) 
-6.6
Paris

 8.39"
(#38)

 +0.63"

43.4"
(#3)

+17.1"

21.4
(#4)
-7.5
Peoria

6.36"
(#41) 

+0.37" 

49.6"
(#2) 

+29.4" 

20.2
(#8) 
-7.4
Rushville

 4.90"
(#69)

 -1.07"

35.0"
(#3)

+21.0"

19.6
(#2)
-8.7
Springfield

7.03"
(#37) 

+0.88" 

41.6"
(#2) 

+24.1" 

22.8
(#8) 
-6.6 
Tuscola

7.39"
(#45)

+0.15"

41.9"
(#3)

+26.7"

21.5
(#1)
-6.4
Urbana

6.85"
(#49)

 -0.06

39.0"
(#5)

+19.8"

21.5
(#4)
 -6.1

Snowfall 2013-14 Winter Well Above Normal

Bitter Cold 2013-14 Winter Statistics

Links below are the monthly climate summaries for area cities. Only the summaries for Peoria, Springfield and Lincoln are considered "official", meaning they are the station of record for their respective locations. The other summaries are "supplemental", meaning another location in the area is the official climate station for that city.

Links below are the winter season climate summaries for area cities. Only the summaries for Peoria, Springfield and Lincoln are considered "official", meaning they are the station of record for their respective locations. The other summaries are "supplemental", meaning another location in the area is the official climate station for that city.

Climate data for other area cities is available at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/xmacis.php?wfo=ilx



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