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Heavy Snowfall in Central Illinois, Finally

Continuing recent tradition where I call home in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois we've received our heaviest snowfall of the year not from the run of big storm systems thrashing the Central U.S. with widespread corridors of winter storm and blizzard warnings in January, but from the finicky little clipper system in mid-February that drops half a foot of snow.

Two days ago I was calling for Friday flurries... yesterday I bumped the forecast up to "an inch or less"... this morning I bumped totals up again to "2 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts". The result thus far has been: locally higher amounts for everyone!

I measured mostly 4" to 4.5" in my backyard in Urbana, and have seen totals reported between 4" and 6" up and down Interstate 72 from Springfield to Decatur to Champaign to Danville through 5 PM on Friday evening.

Hey - I just realized it's cloudy at 5:00 PM and yet it's still light outside! Light enough I could go sneak in some snowy hoops in the driveway...

Mild weather returns to the Midwest next week and this will soon be a distant memory.


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