Snowfall This Winter Well Above Normal - Updated Apr 30

 Winter 2013-2014

The frequent winter storm system that have affected central and southeast Illinois have resulted in snowfall running well above normal over the area.  Totals in many areas have been two to three times what would normally occur over the entire winter, and most are in the top 10 snowiest winters. 

Snowfall totals for several area cities are presented in the two tables below.  In the top table, the snowfall is for the entire winter through April 30 (and includes snow that falls in the autumn and spring months).  The bottom table is confined to "meteorological winter", which is defined as December 1 through February 28 (Feb 29 during leap years).

Location

2013-2014 
Winter Snow
thru Apr 30 
& Rank

All-Time Record Snowiest Winter

Normal Snowfall 
thru Apr 30

Departure from Normal Snowfall thru Apr 30

Mar 2014 Snowfall 
& Rank

Snowfall Last Winter thru 
Apr 30 2013

Normal Snowfall for Entire Winter

# of Days this Winter with 0.1" or more of snow

Records Began

Charleston

34.6 inches
(#9)

45.1" 
(1995-96)

17.2 inches

 +17.4 inches

 2.3 inches
(#47)

 11.0 inches

17.2 inches

15

1896

Chenoa

49.2 inches
(#5)

50.9"
(1977-78)

19.7 inches

+29.5 inches

8.7 inches
(#3)

12.0 inches

19.7 inches

15

1947

Danville

45.2 inches
(#2)

45.4" 
(1942-43)

17.9 inches

 +27.3 inches

 1.6 inches
(#60)

 15.1 inches

 17.9 inches

21

1895

Decatur

37.8 inches
(#5)

49.7" 
(1981-82)

16.0 inches

 +21.8 inches

 0.6 inches
(Tied #73)

 16.5 inches

16.0 inches

19

1893

Effingham

35.9 inches
(#7)

40.6" 
(1977-78)

15.2 inches

 +20.7 inches

 1.7 inches
(#44)

 15.7 inches

15.2 inches

19

1892

Farmer City

46.4 inches
(#1)

45.9"
(1977-78)

18.3 inches

+28.1 inches

5.1 inches
(#6)

24.1 inches

18.3 inches

31

1962

Galesburg

48.9 inches
(#3)

52.8" 
(1978-79)

22.5 inches

 +26.4 inches

 6.5 inches
(Tied #24)

 24.4 inches

22.5 inches

28

1895

Havana

50.7 inches
(#3)

69.5"
(1981-82)

28.0 inches

+22.7 inches

4.0 inches
(Tied #24)

22.3 inches

28.0 inches

 17

 1918

Hoopeston

56.7 inches
(#2)

77.2" 
(1903-04)

17.7 inches

 +39.0 inches

 5.1 inches
(Tied #27)

 19.1 inches

17.7 inches

33

1887

Jacksonville

32.8 inches
(#12)

54.0" 
(1977-78)

17.4 inches

 +15.4 inches

 2.2 inches
(#56)

 24.5 inches

17.4 inches

27

1895

Lacon

59.0 inches
(#1)

44.3"
(1959-60)

23.0 inches

+36.0 inches

6.4 inches
(#11)

17.7 inches

23.0 inches

36

1950

Lincoln

46.3 inches
(#1)

45.0" 
(1981-82)

20.6 inches

 +25.7 inches

4.7 inches
(#26)

 23.0 inches

20.6 inches

31

1905

Mattoon

40.4 inches
(#5)

49.7" 
(1977-78)

14.4 inches

 +26.0 inches

 2.3 inches
(Tied #29)

 18.1 inches

 14.4 inches

24

1893

Normal

51.5 inches
(#2)

57.8" 
(1959-60)

19.9 inches

 +31.6 inches

4.5 inches
(Tied #36)

 21.9 inches

19.9 inches

24

1893

Olney

28.1 inches
(#9)

38.3" 
(1895-96)

11.7 inches

 +16.4 inches

 1.6 inches
(Tied #48)

 15.7 inches

11.7 inches

19

1890

Paris

44.8 inches
(#6)

71.5" 
(1977-78)

23.6 inches

 +21.2 inches

 1.4 inches
(#66)

 17.5 inches

23.6 inches

17

1893

Peoria

57.6 inches
(#1)

52.5" 
(2010-11)

24.6 inches

+33.0 inches

7.1 inches
(Tied #19)

22.7 inches

24.6 inches

43

1883

Rushville

39.7 inches
(Tied #6)

61.3" 
(1964-65)

15.3 inches

 +24.3 inches

 4.2 inches
(#33)

 24.9 inches

15.3 inches

23

1890

Springfield

45.7 inches
(#3)

52.1" 
(1977-78)

20.9 inches

 +24.8 inches

3.3 inches
(#55)

 33.1 inches

20.9 inches

30

1879

Tuscola

44.6 inches
(#4)

49.7" 
(1977-78)

18.0 inches

 +26.6 inches

 2.0 inches
(Tied #54)

 23.2 inches

18.0 inches

29

1893

Urbana

43.5 inches
(#6)

67.2" 
(1977-78)

23.2 inches

 +20.3 inches

 3.7 inches
(Tied #41)

 23.4 inches

23.2 inches

36

1888

Meteorological Winter (December 1 through February 28):

Location

Dec-Feb Winter Season Snowfall
& Rank

Record Snowiest Winter Season

Normal Snow Winter Season

Departure from Normal Snowfall Winter Season 

Dec 2013 
Snowfall 
& Rank

Jan 2014 
Snowfall 
& Rank 

Feb 2014 
Snowfall 
& Rank

Charleston

 32.8 inches
(#4)

43.6" 
(1995-96)

 14.5"

 +18.3"

 4.0 inches
(#49)

17.2 inches
(#7)

 11.6 inches
(#8)

Chenoa

40.5 inches
(#2)

44.4"
(2010-11)

16.3"

+24.2"

8.5 inches
(Tied #13)

14.0 inches
(Tied #6)

18.0 inches
(#2)

Danville

43.5 inches
(#1)

36.9" 
(1942-43)

 14.9"

 +28.6"

 7.2 inches
(#24)

21.3 inches
(#2)

 15 inches
(#5)

Decatur

 36.9 inches
(#3)

48.8" 
(1981-82)

 13.9"

 +23.0"

 7.2 inches
(#28)

12 inches
(#13)

 17.7 inches
(#2)

Effingham

 34.2 inches
(#3)

36.0" 
(1973-74)

 11.5"

 +22.7"

 5.3 inches
(#25)

19.8 inches
(#3)

 9.1 inches
(#14)

Farmer City

40.9 inches
(#1)

36.3"
(1973-74)

15.3"

 +25.6"

 7.0 inches
(Tied #9)

 17.6 inches
(#3)

 16.3 inches 
(#1)

Galesburg

 41.1 inches
(#3)

43.5" 
(1978-79)

 19.6"

 +21.5"

9.4 inches
(#21)

12.1 inches
(#15)

 19.6 inches
(#1)

Havana

45.8 inches
(#2)

49.5"
(1981-82

23.2"

+22.6"

5.1 inches
(#36)

16.1 inches
(#8)

24.6 inches
(#1)

Hoopeston

 50.4 inches
(#2)

61.7" 
(1903-04)

 15.2"

 +35.2"

 10.2 inches
(#16)

21.4 inches
(#2)

 19.5 inches
(#4)

Jacksonville

 30.2 inches
(#7)

40.0" 
(1981-82)

 14.3"

 +15.9"

 3.6 inches
(#51)

12.3 inches
(#15)

 14.3 inches
(#4)

Lacon

52.1 inches
(#1)

37.7"
(1978-79)

18.4"

+33.7"

11.2 inches
(#8)

18.6 inches
(#2)

22.3 inches
(#1)

Lincoln

41.1 inches
(#1)

37.0" 
(1981-82)

17.9"

+23.2"

6.4 inches
(Tied #28)

15.7 inches
(#5)

16.7 inches
(#4)

Mattoon

37.9 inches
(#1)

33.5" 
(1973-74)

 12.5"

 +25.4"

 6.5 inches
(Tied #19)

 16.4 inches
(#3)

 15 inches
(#1)

Normal

45.7 inches
(#1)

40.3" 
(2010-11)

 17.3"

 +28.4"

 9.0 inches
(#21)

18 inches
(#5)

 18.7 inches
(#3)

Olney

 26.5 inches
(#4)

35.5" 
(1917-18)

 10.2"

 +16.3"

 10 inches
(#13)

9.5 inches
(#15)

 7.0 inches
(Tied #23)

Paris

 43.4 inches
(#3)

52.5" 
(1973-74)

 20.3"

 +17.1"

 5.4 inches
(#39)

20.5 inches
(#6)

 17.5 inches
(#2)

Peoria

 49.6 inches
(#2)

52.5" 
(2010-11)

20.2"

+29.4"

8.5 inches
(#23)

18.2 inches
(#2)

22.9 inches
(#2)

Rushville

 35 inches
(#3)

36.9" 
(1978-79)

 13.9"

 +21.0"

 9.8 inches
(#18)

10 inches
(Tied #20)

 15.1 inches
(#6)

Springfield

 41.6 inches
(#2)

45.1" 
(1981-82)

17.5"

+24.1"

8.2 inches
(#22)

15.9 inches
(Tied #7)

16 inches
(Tied #5)

Tuscola

 41.9 inches
(#3)

46.2" 
(1981-82)

 15.2"

 +26.7"

 9.9 inches
(#13)

15.6 inches
(#8)

 16.4 inches
(#3)

Urbana

 39.0 inches
(#5)

49.6" 
(1977-78)

 19.5"

 +19.5"

 10 inches
(#20)

14.3 inches
(#10)

 14.6 inches
(#9)

 

 

Dec 2013 Snowfall  (click to enlarge)

Dec 2013 Snowfall Departure from normal (click to enlarge)

 

 

 

Jan 2014 Snowfall  (click to enlarge)

Jan 2014 Snowfall Departure from normal (click to enlarge)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 2014 Snowfall (click to enlarge)

Feb 2014 Snowfall Departure (click to enlarge)

 

2013-14 Winter Snowfall

 

2013-14 Winter Snowfall Departure from Normal

 2013-14 Winter Snowfall (click to enlarge)

 2013-14 Winter Snowfall Departure (click to enlarge)

Location (Cooperative Weather Observers)


2013-2014 
Winter Snow
thru Apr 11
& Rank 

Snowiest Winter

Normal Winter Snowfall

Departure from Normal Snowfall

Records Began

Altona

66.8"
(#1)

52.7"
2009-10

   

2004

Beardstown

44.7"
(#1)

44.1"
1977-78

10.7"

 +34.0"

1905

Beecher City

44.8"
(#1)

37.2"
2007-08

16.0"

 +28.8"

1975

Bloomington 5W

46.3"
(#2)

51.9"
2000-01

 

 

1999

Bloomington Waterworks

45.1"
(#2)

 48.3"
1959-60

   

1949

Casey

34.9"
(#4)

 46.8"
1911-12

12.9"

 +22.0"

1893

Clay City 6SSE

19.7"
(#11)

 33.4"
1977-78

12.2"

 +7.5"

1947

Clinton

30.3"
(#14)

 40.0"
1913-14

   

1910

Congerville

46.2"
(#1)

 35.7"
1996-97
2010-11

21.7"

 +24.5"

1990

Danville Sewage

35.5"
(#4)

 48.1"
1977-78

17.6"

 +17.9"

 1948

Effingham SE

31.0"
(#1)

 21.5"
2010-11

   

 2000

Flora

25.0"
(#2)

 26.5"
2002-03

   

 2000

Hutsonville

31.3"
(#1)

 27.7"
1950-51

6.9"

 +24.4"

 1946

Jacksonville #2

33.5"
(#1)

 30.7"
2010-11

   

 1999

Kincaid 3W

36.7"
(#3)

 49.5"
1977-78

14.9"

 +21.8"

 1973

Knoxville

54.7"
(#1)

 36.9"
2010-11

 25.2"

 +29.5"

 1999

Lovington

38.0"
(#1)

 23.7"
2007-08

   

 2000

Morrisonville

26.0"
(#6)

 49.0"
1981-82

 19.0"

 +7.0"

 1979

Morton

53.0"
(#1)

 40.7"
2010-11

 23.6"

 +28.8"

 1997

Mt Pulaski

47.5"
(#2)

 49.8"
1899-1900

 15.7"

 +31.8"

 1893-1906
1941

Moweaqua

29.7"
(#4)

 39.7"
1964-65

 12.1"

 +17.6"

 1963

Prairie City

45.2"
(#1)

 33.2"
2009-10

   

 2000

Philo

48.6"
(#1)

 37.8"
2010-11

   

 1893-1915
2002

Pana

35.5"
(#10)

 60.7"
1977-78

 19.3"

 +16.2"

 1898

Palestine

31.9"
(#9)

 49.0"
1977-78

 13.4"

 +18.5"

 1893

Neoga 4NW

37.7"
(#1)

 19.8"
2010-11
2012-13

   

 2005

Ogden

53.5"
(#1)

 45.9"
2010-11

   

 2001

Robinson

34.9"
(#1)

 34.8"
1909-10

   

 1895-1912
2000

Roanoke

52.5"
(#1)

 48.5"
2010-11

   

 2001

Rantoul

31.9"
(#2)

 58.0"
1981-82

   

 1965

Sherman

44.5"
(#1)

 32.9"
2010-11

   

 2000

St David

56.1"
(#1)

 45.3"
2009-10

   

 2004

Sullivan

24.9"
(#2)

 35.8"
1981-82

 13.7"

 +11.2"

 1981

Virginia

38.1"
(#5)

 62.3"
1977-78

 20.2"

 +17.9"

 1963

Winchester

32.2"
(#2)

 40.1"
2010-11

   

 1897-1906
1996

Windsor

37.6"
(#9)

 46.1"
1983-84

 15.8"

 +21.8"

 1904



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