Snowless Stretch Ends over Central & Southeast IL

Southeast Illinois finally ended their snowless stretch on Wednesday Dec 26th with Charleston measuring 0.7 inches, Palestine getting 9 inches and Olney having 3.1 inches (as of 6 am on Dec 26).  So a total of 296 days without measureable snow in southeast IL from March 5th through Dec 25th.  On Dec 17th, a couple tenths of snow fell in Lincoln, Springfield and Jacksonville during midday on Monday Dec 17th ending their snowless stretch at 287 days.  The snowless stretch ended on Dec 20th for Bloomington/Normal (1.2 inches), Decatur (1 inch), Peoria (2.2 inches) and Urbana (0.9 inches).  

Here are some statistics for 10 cities in central Illinois:

Location

Consecutive Days with less than 0.1 inch snow Mar 5 - Dec 26, 2012

2012 Rank
as of Dec 26

Day Snowless Stretch ended

Record & Ending Date

Bloomington/Normal

290 days

8th longest

Dec 20

321 days (12/14/1987)

Charleston

296 days

9th longest

 Dec 26

362 days (12/21/1935) 

Decatur

290 days

14th longest

Dec 20

323 days (1/21/1966)

Jacksonville

287 days

18th longest

Dec 17

348 days (2/20/1960) 

Lincoln

287 days

9th longest

Dec 17

310 days (1/29/1980) 

Olney

296 days

19th longest

 Dec 26

365 days (3/2/1954)

Palestine

296 days

19th longest

 Dec 26

350 days (12/23/1920)

Peoria

290 days

4th longest

Dec 20

302 days (12/26/1939)

Springfield

287 days

8th longest

Dec 17

311 days (12/23/1918)

Urbana

290 days

4th longest

Dec 20

307 days (11/30/1987)



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