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Record winter storms in Illinois, 1977-1978

Stanley Alcide Changnon

Record winter storms in Illinois, 1977-1978

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Published by Illinois State Water Survey in Urbana .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Illinois.
    • Subjects:
    • Winter storms -- Illinois.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 23.

      Statementby Stanley A. Changnon, Jr. and David Changnon.
      SeriesReport of investigation - Illinois State Water Survey ; 88, Report of investigation (Illinois State Water Survey) ;, 88.
      ContributionsChangnon, David, joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGB705.I3 A3 no. 88, QC929.S7 A3 no. 88
      The Physical Object
      Pagination23 p. :
      Number of Pages23
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4069141M
      LC Control Number79622685

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Record winter storms in Illinois, 1977-1978 by Stanley Alcide Changnon Download PDF EPUB FB2

Record winter storms in Illinois, Urbana: Illinois State Water Survey, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Stanley A Changnon; David Changnon.

Record winter storms in Illinois, by Stanley Alcide Changnon Published by Illinois State Water Survey in : The Midwest, including Illinois, experienced in its most severe winter since weather records began in the early 19th century.

The major impact in Illinois came from a record-breaking number of 18 severe winter storms. In a normal year, only 4 storms occur.

The record winter began with three snowstorms in late November and ended with an extremely damaging ice storm in late March. The Midwest, including Illinois, experienced in its most severe winter since weather records began in the early Nineteenth Century.

Illinois had a record-breaking number of 18 severe winter storms; 4 such storms is normal. The record winter began with 3 snowstorms in late November and ended with an extremely damaging ice storm in late by: 4. Record Winter Storms in Illinois, (pdf) The Pre-Christmas Snowstorm Disaster in the Ohio River Valley (pdf) Major Winter Storms in the Midwest during Winter (pdf) Winter Record-Setting Storms Caused Major Damages in Illinois (pdf).

Title: Record Winter Storms in Illinois, Abstract: The Midwest, including Illinois, experienced in its most severe winter since weather records began in the early Nineteenth Century.

Illinois had a record-breaking number of 18 severe winter storms; 4 such storms is normal. The record winter began with 3 snowstorms in late. The winter of to saw the most total snowfall of any season on record in Illinois, with inches of snow measured. NOAA does not keep records that measure the biggest snow events in every state, but they do track snowstorms by region.

Abstract: The winter of was Illinois' fourth severe winter in six years and the second most severe on record. Eighteen severe winter storms equalled the record number set in the winter of The winter was unusually long, lasting from late November through early April.

In his book, Denny also provides what might be the first account of a windstorm in Seattle: The heaviest wind storm since the settlement of the country was on the night of Novem The Great Blizzard of was a historic winter storm that struck the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes regions from Wednesday, January 25 through Friday, Janu It is often cited as one of the worst blizzards in US history.

The third lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the mainland United States occurred as the storm passed over Mount Clemens, Michigan, where the. Record winter storms in Illinois History for Places in Illinois.

See Historical Weather Data for a Location and Date. Year * Month * Day * Data is available up to Aug This blizzard lasted from February 14 to February 19 and shut down cities from Washington DC to Boston and caused $20 million in damage.

Cities from Washington DC to Boston were blanketed with The Winter of Deep Snow blanketed southern Illinois and perhaps the entire state to a depth of three feet on the level, drifts of four to six feet.

Storms with high winds continued for 60 days; many families were snowbound in their homes and travelers remained. [Page down to the bottom for winter (Dec-Feb) record information.] UPDATED: 2/18/ - Corrected Cedar Rapids record mins 2/13 and 2/14 (prior rec min 2/14 was /) SUMMARY OF FEB RECORDS ===== RECORD BURLINGTON | CEDAR RAPIDS | DUBUQUE | MOLINE ===== MAXIMUM 76 02/24/ | 76 02/22/ | 71 02/22/ | 74 02/19/ MINIMUM 02/13/ |.

Seventeen major winter storms, the state's record coldest January-February, and record snow depths on the ground gave the winter of a rank as the second worst statewide for Illinois, exceeded only by the prior winter of (18 storms, coldest statewide December-March, record longest last­ ing snow cover).

5 Worst Blizzards in Chicago-Area History (with Awesome Newsreel Footage) - Lake View, IL - Looting, snow plows run amok, airports shut down, and a mayor who lost his job.

How Chicago's worst. Illinois had seven severe winter storms, two more than the prior record of five set in December The winter of had 18 winter storms, well above the average of seven storms, and equal to the record set in (Changnon and Changnon, ).

Chicago had 60 inches of snow during the. being reported. During the winter of18 severe winter storms moved across Illinois; this storm was the second of four which affected the state during February.

One of the most significant snowstorms in a decade produced 8 to 15 inches of snow, in a large area of central Illinois. This began late on the 12th and continued until. Title: The Severe Winter of in Illinois. Abstract: The winter of was Illinois ' fourth severe winter in six years and the second most severe on record.

Eighteen severe winter storms equalled the record number set in the winter of The winter was unusually long, lasting from late November through early April. ROCKFORD WINTER SNOW RANKINGS WINTER (DECEMBER - FEBRUARY) Seasonal Snowfall Amounts Normal is inches ***Smallest to Greatest Official Rockford Snow Data from - ***.

March was warmer and wetter than average across the state, continuing the pattern from winter. The preliminary statewide average March temperature was degrees, degrees above the year normal and the 28 th warmest on record going back to Preliminary statewide average total March precipitation was inches, 1 inch wetter than the year normal and tied for the 34 th wettest.

public information statement national weather service chicago il pm cst sat nov 21 / pm est sat nov 21 / second largest november snow storm on record for chicago the november snow storm is one for the northern illinois record books in terms of its early season nature.

Storm Events Database The Storm Events Database contains the records used to create the official NOAA Storm Data publication, documenting: The occurrence of storms and other significant weather phenomena having sufficient intensity to cause loss of life, injuries, significant property damage, and/or disruption to commerce.

February snowfall in Chicago was the third largest on record with inches, inches above average. Snowfall for February in Illinois was widespread and well above average.

Amounts of 15 to 20 inches were common in western and northern Illinois and 10 to 15 across central Illinois and parts of far southern Illinois. Winter of – Weather conditions during the months leading up to the blizzard contributed to the disastrous storm.

A high-amplitude planetary wave pattern set up, which was very persistent from October through Januaryand involved a ridge over western North America and a trough over eastern North America. In Januarythis pattern persisted, with the pressure of the. Honorable mentions: was the coldest winter on record with an average temperature of degrees; had a record 10 consecutive days at or below zero from Jan 4-Jan.

had nine. This week's winter storm could be one for record books. By the CNN Wire Staff. Accumulations of 16 to 24 inches are possible in a narrow band from Illinois. December A powerful winter storm impacted the central U.S.

from December 26th through the 28th. This produced a variety of weather hazards across central and southeast Illinois, including heavy rain/flooding, significant ice accumulations, and strong winds. Winters in the late s were still much colder with a virtual tie between the winter of at degrees and the winter of at degrees.

Winter snowfall totals (December—February) ranged from about 45 inches in northeast Illinois to just under 15 inches in southern Illinois. Much of the southern third of Illinois received between 1 and 12 inches in this last winter storm.

The highest amount reported was inches at Smithland with several other stations reporting in the 7 to 8 inch range, including Jerseyville with inches, Newton with. The storm did not subside until February.

Wind gusts over 50 miles per hour occurred each day with official peaks ranging between 69 and 73 miles per hour. Ten Thousand Square Miles of Ice. Lake Erie has a surface area of ten thousand square miles.

This water surface had frozen by December 14th, an early freezing record. For an area that is quite familiar with snow, it was still a storm for the history books, with a few records set for the highest snowfall totals for a first snow of the year.

At Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, inches ( cm) of snowfall were recorded by the time the storm moved out on November   RICHMOND, Va.

(AP) — The Latest on the weekend winter storm affecting the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic (all times local): p.m. Parts of central Illinois have registered record snowfalls after a winter storm struck and then lingered for much of the weekend. Springfield's State Journal-Register reports that the state capital broke a year record for daily snowfall on Saturday.

Weather Service records suggest the snowfall Saturday was the second-highest for a January day. The overall daily record for the month is inches, set Jan.

13, Records. The winter of was Illinois' fourth severe winter in six years and the second most severe on record. Eighteen severe winter storms equalled the record number set in the winter of The winter was unusually long, lasting from late November through early April.

However, snowfall amounts in the last 6 winters have been more variable with the winter of being about as snowy as the late s. The snowiest winter on record was with inches. Here are some November "snowtables" from Winter Storm Bella: Moline, Illinois: Record November snowstorm ( inches total).

A Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, snowstorm produced inches of snow, but. This record storm affected 20 states from Louisiana to Maine, caused $ billion ( dollars) in insured property losses, led to deaths, and became labeled as the nation’s most widespread winter storm of the past yr (Kocin et al.

It was followed in by three major snowstorms that also struck the northeastern United. Winter Storm Warning - severe ice and/or snow (six inches or more) have begun or are about to begin.

Blizzard Warning - heavy snow and strong winds will produce a blinding snow, near zero visibility, deep drifts, and life-threatening travel conditions.

Winter storm tips for home. Make sure your Emergency Kit is stocked and winter storm ready. The Latest: Record snowfall in Illinois capital from storm Becket Dyer, from Campbell, Calif., uses a blow up unicorn as a sled on Capitol Hill as a winter storm.

The storm went down in the record books for eastern Massachusetts after as much as 36 inches of snow Another winter storm delivered inches 6. GALESBURG — Winter Storm Bruce, which blasted the area Sunday afternoon into Monday morning, broke the single-day record for snowfall in Baker, a .Winter Storm Preparedness Guide.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency has teamed up with the National Weather Service and the American Red Cross to develop a Winter Storm Preparedness Guide (pdf). It provides information on winter storms, forecast terminology, and how to plan at home, work, school, and while on travel.