1"+ Snowfall Drought Ends

Widespread accumulating snow fell across the area on Thursday, January 12.  This ended the number of consecutive days without an inch or more of snow for the remaining cities in central Illinois that had yet to pick up an inch this season.  As the data below shows, this ranks in the top 10 such streaks for Galesburg, Normal, Peoria, and Lincoln.  All sites listed have a period of record more than 100 years. 

 

 Location Date of last 1"+ (before 1/12) Amount Days since Rank Longest streak (end date)
 Galesburg  2/26/2011      1.0"   319   #5 345 days (3/4/1966)
 Normal  2/25/2011      3.0"   320    #5 350 days (12/29/1927)
 Peoria  2/25/2011      3.0"    320    #7  330 days (12/23/1918) 
 Lincoln  2/25/2011     1.5"    320    #8  372 days (2/21/1950)
 Springfield  2/25/2011      4.2"    320   #15  374 days (1/14/1924) 

Table updated 1/12/2012
Streak ended 1/11/2012


Data below shows the latest ever recorded 1" or greater snowfall for a single winter season.

 Location  Date
 Galesburg  March 5 (1966)
 Normal  January 31 (1980)
 Peoria  January 30 (1980)
 Lincoln  February 22 (1950)
 Springfield  March 20 (1983)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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