Over the weekend we had the first significant snowfall in a month. A slow-moving weather system produced widespread snow across the region late Friday night, January 11, and during the entire day and evening of Saturday, January 12. Snowfall rates in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana were light to moderate across most of the area, with some brief heavy snow observed south of I-80. Preliminary totals ranged from 2-4″ for most locations north of I-80, to 5-9″ south of I-80. This system was responsible for significant amounts of snow across Missouri and into central Illinois.
More records could fall as forecasters finalize their report on the weekend snowstorm that blanketed parts of central and southern Illinois. The National Weather Service in Lincoln yesterday reported that the storm broke at least two records, including the daily snowfall total for Peoria, and the daily snowfall total for Lincoln. Both cities saw over ten inches of snow. There could be more records broken, as the weather service office in St. Louis says it’s still finalizing its storm reports.