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NWS Provides Recap of Wednesday’s Winter Storm

Following Wednesday’s winter storm that impacted central Illinois, the National Weather Service has provided a recap of the storm. Ed Shimon, Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Lincoln, told Regional Radio News that the heaviest snowfall totals were in east central Illinois, outside the Regional Radio listening area.

Shimon noted the high winds made the snowfall total difficult to measure.


National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Miller stated that local snowfall amounts varied, as an observer near Kincaid registered 5.4 inches, Pana received 4.3 inches, and Shelbyville notched 3 inches of snow. Near Neoga, 5 ½ inches of snow was received, while southeastern Shelby County registered 4 inches. There were two wind speeds recorded as 43 M.P.H. were registered at the Taylorville Airport, while IDOT in Shelbyville had the highest at 54 M.P.H.

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