March 4 Snowfall Totals

A fast moving Alberta Clipper brought snow to central and southeast Illinois Sunday afternoon and evening.  Visible satellite imagery on Monday morning clearly showed the swath of snow (left image, area within the dark blue lines).  The image at right shows the 24-hour snowfall as reported by official cooperative observers.

Snow on the ground, visible in satellite imagery.  Click image to enlarge.  24-hour snowfall totals (official reports).  Click image to enlarge.

The swath of snow was only about 100 miles from north to south.  The heaviest snow bands were in a narrow corridor from Macomb, southeast through Springfield to near Lawrenceville, where totals of 2 to 2.5 inches were common with locally higher amounts.  Amounts near 4 inches were reported near the Indiana border around Robinson and Lawrenceville.  In the table below, amounts were provided by cooperative observers, CoCoRaHS observers, and Significant Weather Observation Program (SWOP) observers.



SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT...

INCHES  LOCATION             COUNTY       TIME
------  -------------------  -----------  -------
  3.80   3 W ROBINSON         CRAWFORD     0731 AM
  3.80   1 W LAWRENCEVILLE    LAWRENCE     0700 AM
  3.80   ROBINSON             CRAWFORD     0700 AM
  3.80   2 E BIRDS            LAWRENCE     0621 AM
  3.60   OBLONG               CRAWFORD     0744 AM
  3.20   7 NW ROBINSON        CRAWFORD     0640 AM
  3.00   BUFFALO              SANGAMON     0700 AM
  3.00   NEWTON               JASPER       1040 PM
  2.80   4 NW WINDSOR         SHELBY       0741 AM
  2.80   SPRINGFIELD          SANGAMON     0600 AM
  2.70   4 E MONTROSE         JASPER       0700 AM
  2.60   SHELBYVILLE          SHELBY       0415 AM
  2.50   1 E OLNEY            RICHLAND     0900 AM
  2.50   2 NE NEOGA           CUMBERLAND   0715 AM
  2.50   5 NE AVON            FULTON       0700 AM
  2.50   5 W MARSHALL         CLARK        0700 AM
  2.50   4 NW MODE            SHELBY       0700 AM
  2.50   8 E PETERSBURG       MENARD       0607 AM
  2.50   ASTORIA              FULTON       1049 PM
  2.30   3 W EDINBURG         CHRISTIAN    0700 AM
  2.30   1 N PETERSBURG       MENARD       0600 AM
  2.20   NEW HOLLAND          LOGAN        0700 AM
  2.20   SHERMAN              SANGAMON     0700 AM
  2.20   7 W PETERSBURG       MENARD       0700 AM
  2.20   4 S AVON             FULTON       0600 AM
  2.10   CISCO                PIATT        0600 AM
  2.10   LOVINGTON            MOULTRIE     0600 AM
  2.00   1 S CHARLESTON       COLES        0800 AM
  2.00   ST. DAVID            FULTON       0700 AM
  2.00   1 SE LINCOLN         LOGAN        0700 AM
  2.00   3 NNW SPRINGFIELD    SANGAMON     0700 AM
  2.00   WINDSOR              SHELBY       0630 AM
  2.00   10 S MARTINSVILLE    CLARK        0600 AM
  2.00   3 E PANA             SHELBY       0558 AM
  2.00   EFFINGHAM            EFFINGHAM    0530 AM
  2.00   1 S MANITO           MASON        1120 PM
  2.00   SULLIVAN             MOULTRIE     0951 PM
  1.90   NEOGA                CUMBERLAND   0630 AM
  1.80   MOUNT PULASKI        LOGAN        0600 AM
  1.80   LINCOLN              LOGAN        0600 AM
  1.70   3 SW EMDEN           LOGAN        0800 AM
  1.70   6 NNE PANA           CHRISTIAN    0700 AM
  1.70   1 NW KNOXVILLE       KNOX         0700 AM
  1.60   ALTONA               KNOX         1059 PM
  1.60   3 SW HIDALGO         JASPER       0845 PM
  1.50   BEECHER CITY         EFFINGHAM    0715 AM
  1.50   GALESBURG            KNOX         0700 AM
  1.50   MOWEAQUA             SHELBY       0600 AM
  1.50   1 SW JEROME          SANGAMON     1200 AM
  1.40   2 SSW PETERSBURG     MENARD       0800 AM
  1.40   BRYANT               FULTON       0700 AM
  1.10   7 W ATLANTA          LOGAN        0700 AM
  1.10   3 W KINCAID          CHRISTIAN    0700 AM
  1.10   GILSON               KNOX         0624 AM
  1.10   2 SW PEORIA          PEORIA       0600 AM
  1.10   PEORIA               PEORIA       1150 PM
  1.00   MATTOON              COLES        0800 AM
  1.00   TUSCOLA              DOUGLAS      0700 AM
  1.00   1 SSW CLINTON        DE WITT      0700 AM
  1.00   HAVANA               MASON        0600 AM



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