Snowy Winter in Illinois

Does it seem like this has been an unusually snowy winter in Illinois? The answer is yes. We are halfway through February and the snowfall totals for this winter are already impressive. Amounts range from about 10 to 20 inches in southern Illinois, 15 to 35 inches across central Illinois, and 35 to  over 50 inches in northern Illinois. See first map.
The second map shows the snowfall departure from normal for the period ending on February 15. Essentially all of Illinois has experienced above normal snowfall so far in the season. The southern half of the state is about 4 to 12 inches above normal. Meanwhile, the northern half of the state is about 12 to 24 inches above normal.

Total snowfall through February 15.
Total snowfall through February 15 for the 2010-2011 season in Illinois.

Snowfall departure for Illinois
Snowfall departures for Illinois through February 15, 2011.

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