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Snow Will Persist in the Northeast and Great Lake States

Heavy Lake Effect snow will continue to the lee of the Great Lakes for the next couple of days. Snow will also return to the Northeast by Tuesday as another front moves in. Bitter cold wind chills can be expected in the Upper Mississippi Valley. Freezing temperatures will even impact central Florida. Meanwhile, elevated fire weather conditions will persist in southern California. Read More >

 

Storm Total Snowfall Analysis
Regional Storm Total Snowfall Analysis

 

January 5th 2014
Winter Storm and
Bitterly Cold Temperatures

A winter storm brought heavy snow to the region January 5th. Below is a preliminary snowfall map and totals from across the area. The snowfall was followed by bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills.

Storm Total Snowfall

 

 

Reports used to generate the top map:

First Order Stations

Saint Louis         : 10.8
Columbia            :  4.8

Storm Spotter Reports

Mascoutah         IL   : 15.0
Glen Carbon       IL   : 14.5
Belleville        IL   : 14.0
Wood River        IL   : 14.0
Festus            MO   : 13.5
Edwardsville      IL   : 13.0
St. Louis City    MO   : 12.5
Centralia         IL   : 12.0
Coffeen           IL   : 12.0
Granite City      IL   : 12.0
3W Festus         MO   : 12.0
Florissant        MO   : 12.0
Farmington        MO   : 11.3
New Handover      IL   : 11.2
Sullivan          MO   : 11.2
Freeburg          IL   : 11.0
St. Libory        IL   : 11.0
Shiloh            IL   : 10.5
Fairview Heights  IL   : 10.5
Godfrey           IL   : 10.5
St. Charles       MO   : 10.3
2NE  Richwoods    MO   : 10.1
House Springs     MO   : 10.0
Cadet             MO   : 10.0
1NE Gray Summit   MO   : 10.0
Fenton            MO   : 10.0
Prarie Du Rocher  IL   : 10.0
Walnut Hill       IL   : 10.0
Manchester        MO   :  9.6
2NE Dardenne Prar MO   :  9.5
Eureka            MO   :  9.5
Weldon Spring NWS MO   :  9.1
2SSW O`Fallon     MO   :  8.5
Red Bud           IL   :  8.5
French Village    MO   :  8.3
Louisiana         MO   :  8.0
Hecker            IL   :  8.0
Jefferson City    MO   :  8.0
New Melle         MO   :  7.8
Troy              MO   :  7.5
1S Medora         IL   :  6.8
Hardin            IL   :  6.5
Brighton          IL   :  6.3
Ashland           MO   :  6.0
2SE Columbia      MO   :  5.8
Quincy            IL   :  5.5
1N Murray         MO   :  4.7

 
...SUMMARY OF BITTER COLD JANUARY 6 AND 7 2014...

THE ARCTIC AIRMASS THAT SURGED INTO THE REGION SUNDAY
NIGHT...MONDAY...AND MONDAY NIGHT PRODUCED BITTERLY COLD
TEMPERATURES AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS ACROSS PARTS OF MISSOURI AND
ILLINOIS.   HERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE LOWEST WIND CHILLS AND
TEMPERATURES...

WIND CHILLS...

STATION               WIND CHILL       DATE/TIME

LITCHFIELD IL           -39            1/6    7AM
QUINCY                  -37            1/6    4AM
ST LOUIS - LAMBERT      -33            1/6    9AM
ST CHARLES - SMARTT     -33            1/6 9-10AM
CHESTERFIELD - SPIRIT   -32            1/6    8AM
CAHOKIA - PARKS         -32            1/6    7AM
ALTON                   -32            1/6   10AM
COLUMBIA - COU REGIONAL -32            1/6    7AM
WASHINGTON MO           -31            1/6    7AM
PITTSFIELD              -31            1/6 SEVERAL TIMES DURING AM
BELLEVILLE - SCOTT      -30            1/6  8-9AM
CENTRALIA IL            -29            1/6   10AM
HANNIBAL                -29            1/6  6-7AM
JEFFERSON CITY          -28            1/6 SEVERAL TIMES DURING AM
FARMINGTON              -28            1/6 9-10AM
SALEM IL                -28            1/6   11AM
SULLIVAN MO             -27            1/6  5-6AM
SPARTA                  -27            1/6   11AM

LOW TEMPERATURES...

STATION               MIN TEMP  DAY OCCURRED

ROSEBUD (COOP)          -26         7TH
WASHINGTON (COOP)       -21         7TH
COOK STATION (MO AG)    -20         7TH
COLUMBIA-CAPEN (MO AG)  -18         7TH
TROY (COOP)             -17         7TH
LEBANON (COOP)          -16         7TH
BELLEVILLE (SCOTT AFB)  -16         7TH
SALEM (COOP)            -15         7TH
FARMINGTON (AWOS)       -15         7TH
WHITE HALL 1E (COOP)    -15         7TH   2ND COLDEST JAN 7TH
CAHOKIA (CPS ASOS)      -14         7TH   2ND COLDEST JAN 7TH
HANNIBAL (COOP)         -14     6TH/7TH
JEFFERSON CITY (ASOS)   -14         7TH
MONROE CITY (MO AG)     -14         6TH
MONROE CITY (COOP)      -14     6TH/7TH
RAMSEY (COOP)           -14         6TH
STEPHENVILLE (COOP)     -14         7TH   3RD COLDEST JAN 7TH
CANTON L&D (COOP)       -13         7TH
GRIGGSVILLE (COOP)      -13         7TH   3RD COLDEST JAN 7TH
NASHVILLE (COOP)        -13         7TH   ***RECORD LOW***
NOVELTY (MO AG)         -13         6TH
ST CHARLES (SET ASOS)   -13     6TH/7TH
SHELBINA (COOP)         -13     6TH/7TH
QUINCY (ASOS)           -13         6TH
AUXVASSE (MO AG)        -12         6TH
FARMINGTON (RAWS)       -12         7TH
FREDERICKTOWN (COOP)    -12         7TH
PITTSFIELD (COOP)       -12     6TH/7TH
SINKIN (RAWS)           -12         7TH
VANDALIA (MO AG)        -12         6TH
VANDALIA (COOP)         -12         6TH
WARRENTON 1N (COOP)     -12         7TH  3RD COLDEST JAN 7TH
WILLIAMSBURG (MO AG)    -12         6TH
BELLEVIEW 4SE (COOP)    -11         7TH
CALIFORNIA (COOP)       -11     6TH/7TH
CARLISLE LAKE (COOP)    -11         7TH
CLARKSVILLE (COOP)      -11         7TH
COLUMBIA (ASOS)         -11     6TH/7TH
CHESTERFIELD (SUS ASOS) -11     6TH/7TH
LAKE ST LOUIS (COOP)    -11         7TH
SALEM (IL AWOS)         -11     6TH/7TH
ASHLAND (RAWS)          -10         6TH
FARMINGTON (COOP)       -10         7TH
FESTUS (COOP)           -10         7TH
FREEDOM (COOP)          -10         7TH
HARVESTER 1 (COOP)      -10         7TH
JERSEYVILLE 2SW (COOP)  -10         7TH
OFALLON 2 SSW (COOP)    -10     6TH/7TH
POTOSI (COOP)           -10         7TH
QUINCY L&D (COOP)       -10     6TH/7TH
SAVERTON (COOP)         -10         7TH
WELDON SPRING (WFO)     -10         7TH
COUNCIL BLUFFS (RAWS)    -9     6TH/7TH
JEFFERSON CITY (COOP)    -9     6TH/7TH  2ND COLDEST 1/7...
                                         3RD COLDEST 1/6
PITTSFIELD (MO AWOS)     -9         6TH
ST CHARLES (COOP)        -9     6TH/7TH
ST PETERS (COOP)         -9         7TH
SULLIVAN (RAWS)          -9         6TH
ST LOUIS LAMBERT (ASOS)  -8         6TH  3RD COLDEST JAN 6TH
PERRY (COOP)             -8         7TH
MO BOT GARDENS (RAWS)    -7     6TH/7TH
CHESTERFIELD (COOP)      -6     6TH/7TH
KASKASKIA L&D (COOP)     -6     6TH/7TH

OBSERVATION KEY:
RAWS - REMOTE AUTOMATIC WEATHER STATIONS, MAINTAINED BY US FOREST
       SERVICE
MO AG - MISSOURI AG OBSERVATION STATION
COOP - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
ASOS - AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM
AWOS - AUTOMATED WEATHER OBSERVING SYSTEM