Cold Start to December

After such nice weather in October and most of November, real winter weather arrived in Illinois for December. The statewide average temperature for the first 14 days of December was 22.0 degrees, 10.6 degrees below normal.

The statewide average precipitation is 0.83 inches, 0.5 inches below normal.

Snowfall has been widespread across the state in early December. Snowfall totals range from less than an inch in far southern Illinois to over 10 inches in northwestern Illinois. See map below for snowfall totals for December 1-14, 2010.

December 1-14, 2010 snowfall.
Snowfall for December 1-14, 2010, for Illinois.