Heavy Rain & Snow Reports from Feb 26

A winter storm brought heavy rain and snow to parts of central Illinois on Tuesday, February 26th.  Click images below to enlarge snowfall and precipitation maps for the area. 

24 hour Snowfall ending at 7 AM 2/27

24 hour Precipitation ending at 7 AM 2/26

24 hour Precipitation ending at 7 AM 2/27

24 hour Snowfall ending at 7 AM 2/27

24 hour Precipitation ending at 7 AM 2/26

24 hour Precipiation ending at 7 AM 2/27

 

THE TOTALS BELOW ARE PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS RECEIVED ON TUESDAY

FEB 26 BY COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SWOP AND COCORAHS OBSERVERS.

 

PRECIPITATION REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT...

 

 INCHES  LOCATION              COUNTY

 ------  -------------------   -------

  1.75   FARMER CITY           DEWITT

  1.59   CLINTON               DEWITT

  1.50   HAVANA                MASON

  1.43   SHERMAN               SANGAMON

  1.41   URBANA                CHAMPAIGN

  1.31   3 SW EFFINGHAM        EFFINGHAM

  1.30   OGDEN                 CHAMPAIGN

  1.30   PANA                  CHRISTIAN

  1.24   SPRINGFIELD           SANGAMON

  1.24   CHAMPAIGN AIRPORT     CHAMPAIGN

  1.24   CASEY                 CLARK

  1.23   SPRINGFIELD AIRPORT   SANGAMON

  1.22   FISHER                CHAMPAIGN

  1.21   MOUNT PULASKI         LOGAN

  1.15   MOWEAQUA              SHELBY

  1.14   KINCAID               CHRISTIAN

  1.08   TAYLORVILLE           CHRISTIAN

  1.06   NEOGA                 CUMBERLAND

  1.05   FLORA                 CLAY

  1.04   SULLIVAN              MOULTRIE

  1.03   TUSCOLA               DOUGLAS

  1.03   LOVINGTON             MOULTRIE

  1.00   ROBINSON              CRAWFORD

  1.00   BUFFALO               SANGAMON

  1.00   DECATUR AIRPORT       MACON

  0.96   WINDSOR               SHELBY

  0.93   ARTHUR                DOUGLAS

  0.93   EFFINGHAM             EFFINGHAM

  0.90   HUTSONVILLE           CRAWFORD

  0.87   CLAY CITY             CLAY

  0.87   1 N MACKINAW          TAZEWELL

  0.86   LINCOLN (NWS)         LOGAN

  0.85   MATTOON               COLES

  0.83   2 E JACKSONVILLE      MORGAN

  0.83   CAMP GROVE            MARSHALL

  0.82   MATTOON AIRPORT       COLES

  0.80   LAWRENCEVILLE AIRPORT LAWRENCE

  0.79   5 W BLOOMINGTON       MCLEAN

  0.78   BLOOMINGTON AIRPORT   MCLEAN

  0.76   2 NW CONGERVILLE      WOODFORD

  0.73   JACKSONVILLE          MORGAN

  0.71   PARIS                 EDGAR

  0.70   LACON                 MARSHALL

  0.69   MORTON                TAZEWELL

  0.68   4 NE NORMAL           MCLEAN

  0.66   CISCO                 PIATT

  0.64   ROANOKE               WOODFORD

  0.59   PEORIA AIRPORT        PEORIA

  0.57   1 NE DAHINDA          KNOX

  0.57   TOULON                STARK

  0.56   PRINCEVILLE           PEORIA

  0.40   5 NW PEORIA           PEORIA

  0.38   ST DAVID              FULTON

  0.31   MINONK                WOODFORD

  0.29   EUREKA                WOODFORD

 

 

THE TOTALS BELOW ARE SNOWFALL AMOUNTS RECEIVED ON TUESDAY

FEB 26 BY COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SWOP AND COCORAHS OBERVERS.

 

SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT...

 

 INCHES  LOCATION             COUNTY       TIME

 ------  -------------------  -----------  -------

  8.1   2 SW CAMP GROVE      STARK        0600 AM

  7.5   TOULON               STARK        0600 AM

  6.4   HOPEWELL             MARSHALL     0540 AM

  6.3   ALTONA               KNOX         0545 AM

  6.2   PRINCEVILLE          PEORIA       0700 AM

  5.8   1 NE DAHINDA         KNOX         0700 AM

  5.0   5 NE AVON            FULTON       0700 AM

  5.0   KNOXVILLE            KNOX         0700 AM

  4.5   2 S PHILADELPHIA     CASS         0844 AM

  4.5   GALESBURG            KNOX         0700 AM

  4.5   PEORIA               PEORIA       0700 AM

  4.4   3 SE DUNLAP          PEORIA       0500 AM 

  4.0   CLINTON              DEWITT       0600 AM

  3.8   4 SSW LE ROY         MCLEAN       0700 AM

  3.5   1 N MACKINAW         TAZEWELL     0700 AM

  3.4   LACON                MARSHALL     0800 AM

  3.4   4 SW BEASON          LOGAN        0700 AM

  3.3   ELKHART              LOGAN        0531 AM

  3.3   2 EAST BLOOMINGTON   MCLEAN       0600 AM

  3.2   PEKIN                TAZEWELL     1000 AM

  3.1   4 N CARLOCK          WOODFORD     0700 AM

  3.0   ROANOKE              WOODFORD     0700 AM

  3.0   3 W FARMER CITY      DE WITT      0700 AM

  3.0   5 NW PEORIA          PEORIA       0700 AM

  3.0   5 W BLOOMINGTON      MCLEAN       0600 AM

  2.9   MORTON               TAZEWELL     0700 AM

  2.9   1 SW JEROME          SANGAMON     0547 AM

  2.6   BLOOMINGTON          MCLEAN       0800 AM

  2.6   SPRINGFIELD          SANGAMON     0600 AM

  2.5   BRYANT               FULTON       0700 AM

  2.5   2 WNW DANVERS        MCLEAN       0700 AM

  2.5   STANFORD             MCLEAN       0700 AM

  2.5   4 NE NORMAL          MCLEAN       0500 AM

  2.4   SHERMAN              SANGAMON     0700 AM

  2.3   LINCOLN              LOGAN        0600 AM

  2.0   ST. DAVID            FULTON       0700 AM

  2.0   2 NNE ARROWSMITH     MCLEAN       0700 AM

  1.0   VIRGINIA             CASS         0600 AM

  1.0   LANE                 DEWITT       0600 AM 

 

Low pressure lifting northeastward out of the Ozarks brought a mixed bag of wintery precipitation to central Illinois on Tuesday, February 26th.  Since the atmosphere ahead of this system was considerably warmer than before the last winter storm back on February 21st, a variety of precipitation types were observed.  A mix of rain, sleet, and snow fell along and west of I-55 during the morning hours...producing minor accumulations of slush on area roadways.  Meanwhile further west, snow was the predominant precipitation type west of the Illinois River, where several inches accumulated by midday.  The steady precipitation gradually shifted further north and west into northern Illinois and eastern Iowa by early afternoon.  As the upper low lifted into the Ohio River Valley, a piece of energy rotating around it produced a band of moderate to heavy snow along the I-55 corridor during the mid and late afternoon hours.  A few inches of wet snow accumulated in this area before tapering off by sunset.  Further east, all rain was observed across east-central and southeast Illinois.  Once the upper low tracked further northeast, winds switched to the north/northwest, allowing colder air to arrive at all levels of the atmosphere on February 27th.  With several pieces of energy still rotating around the persistent low, occasional snow-showers occurred across much of the area, producing minor accumulations of around 1 inch.

Storm total snowfall amounts were highest west of the Illinois River...where 5 to 7 inches were observed.  Accumulations steadily decreased further east...with 3 to 5 inches immediately along the river and 2 to 4 inches along I-55 where the afternoon snow band set up.  Little or no snow fell along and east of a Champaign-Urbana to Shelbyville line.  

To see the latest SWOP snowfall map, go to: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ilx/?n=swop-precip 



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