December 28 Snowfall in Southeast Illinois

December 28 snowfall across southeast Illinois and adjacent areas. December 28 snowfall across the Midwest and Ohio Valley.

December 28 snowfall across southeast Illinois and adjacent areas. Click to enlarge.

December 28 snowfall across the Midwest and Ohio Valley. Click to enlarge.

A fast-moving weather system brought another round of accumulating snow to southeast and east central Illinois during the evening hours on Friday, December 28th.  A low pressure system tracking northeast through the Tennessee Valley spread moisture north into a cold airmass which was in place across the Midwest and Ohio Valley.  By late afternoon snow began to accumulate in southern Illinois, then shifted northeast into eastern Illinois and Indiana during the evening.  Several embedded bands of heavier snow set up, with snowfall rates as high as 1.5 inches per hour.  4 to 6 inch totals were common south of I-70, with isolated amounts around 7 inches near the Wabash Valley. 

Here are some snowfall reports in east central and southeast Illinois from this storm. Stations labeled "COOP" are official NWS observing stations.

Location Total Source

                                                Christian County:

Pana

1.6 SWOP

Clark County:

Casey 3.5 COOP
Marshall (4 miles west) 3.3 COCORAHS
Martinsville 3.0 COOP

Clay County:

Clay City (6 miles southeast) 4.0 COOP
Flora 5.0 SWOP
Xenia 6.0 EMA

Coles County:

Charleston (1 mile south) 2.0 COCORAHS
Mattoon 2.0 COOP

Crawford County:

Hutsonville 6.8 COOP
Palestine 3.5 COOP
Robinson 5.0 COOP
Robinson (7 miles northwest) 6.2 SWOP

                                                 Cumberland County:

Neoga 1.8 SWOP
Neoga (2 miles northeast) 2.0 SWOP

Douglas County:

Tuscola 0.3 COOP

Edgar County:

Paris 2.7 COOP

Effingham County:

Beecher City 2.8 COOP
Effingham 4.0 SWOP
Effingham (3 miles southwest) 3.0 COOP
Effingham Water Plant 2.5 COOP
Watson 4.5 SWOP

Jasper County:

Hidalgo (3 miles southwest) 3.0 COOP
Newton 4.4 COOP

Lawrence County:

Lawrenceville 7.0 COOP
Sumner 6.7 EMA

Moultrie County:

Sullivan (3 miles south) 1.0 COOP

Richland County:

Olney (2 miles south) 4.1 COOP

Shelby County:

Windsor 1.3 COOP



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