What a Weekend -- A Look at the Final Snow Numbers - KMOV.com

What a Weekend -- A Look at the Final Snow Numbers

Two waves of wintery weather rolled through the bi-state area over the weekend. Round one arrived early Saturday morning, December 15, bringing a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow. The second round developed to our west and southwest Saturday afternoon, intensifying as it moved into the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Thundersnow (a snow storm producing lightning and thunder) was reported for a brief time in parts of St. Louis county. This rare phenomenon often results in heavy bursts of snowfall. So, how impressive were the accumulations?


From the National Weather Service

A wide swath of the News4 viewing area, including the St. Louis metro, received 6 to 8 inches of snow. Evidence of the thundersnow can be seen in the 8-inch-plus area in west St. Louis county. Ballwin received 8.2 inches. 8.0 Inches fell in Chesterfield, and Creve Coeur picked up 8.2 inches of the white stuff.

Snowfall accumulations were held under 3 inches farther to the south because of the rain, freezing rain, and sleet that fell along with the snow.

Lambert International Airport officially received 7.4 inches of snow from our weekend storm, 6.9 of which fell Saturday. It's been more than five years since Lambert Field recorded that much snow on a single day. That 6.9 inch mark also set a new daily snowfall record for December 15th in St. Louis, shattering the old record of 1.8 inches set in 1989.

Saturday was also the fourth snowiest December day in St. Louis history (since record keeping began in the late 1800s)...

1. 12.0", 12/19/1973
2. 10.5", 12/30/1973
3. 7.6", 12/13/2000
4. 6.9", 12/15/2007
5. 6.6", 12/14/1987 & 12/5/1977
6. 5.8", 12/24/2002
7. 5.3", 12/19/1995
8. 5.2", 12/27/1939
9. 4.8", 12/27/1988 & 12/18/1945
10. 4.3", 12/11/1963

Here are some other official storm total snowfall accumulations from across our area. Amounts of 7.0 inches are more are in bold type.

In Missouri...

BALLWIN, MO: 8.2"
CHESTERFIELD, MO: 8.0"
CREVE COEUR, MO: 8.2"
DARDENNE PRARIE, MO: 7.3"
DES PERES, MO: 8.0"

DE SOTO, MO: 3.8"
FARMINGTON, MO: 2.0
FENTON, MO: 8.0"
FESTUS, MO: 5.0"
FREDRICKTOWN, MO: 1.3"
HIGH RIDGE, MO: 7.9"
LAKE ST LOUIS, MO: 7.0"
MANCHESTER, MO: 8.3"
NEW HAVEN, MO: 7.0"

Near PEVELY, MO: 4.5"
O'FALLON, MO: 7.6"
Near POTOSI, MO: 4.8"
RICHWOODS, MO: 5.7"
SCIENCE CENTER (St. Louis, MO): 6.4"
ST CHARLES, MO: 6.6"
ST PETERS, MO: 6.0"
Near STE. GENEVIEVE, MO: 3.8"
STEELVILLE, MO: 7.0"
SULLIVAN, MO: 8.0"

TROY, MO: 5.6"
UNION, MO: 6.1"
UNIVERSITY CITY, MO: 5.6"
WASHINGTON, MO: 6.0
WEBSTER GROVES, MO: 5.8"
WELDON SPRING, MO (National Weather Service Office): 6.7"


In Illinois...

BELLEVILLE, IL: 7.3"
BETHALTO, IL: 7.0"
CARLINVILLE, IL: 8.0"

CENTRALIA, IL: 6.1"
CHESTER, IL: 3.0"
Near EDWARDSVILLE, IL: 6.2"
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL: 7.5"
FREEBURG, IL: 3.5"
GODFREY, IL: 8.6"
GRAFTON, IL: 6.8"
GREENVILLE, IL: 5.0"
Near HIGHLAND, IL: 6.3"
HILLSBORO, IL: 5.6"
KASKASKIA, IL: 2.5"
KINMUNDY, IL: 3.8"
LEBANON, IL: 7.9"
LITCHFIELD, IL: 7.0"

Near NASHVILLE, IL: 4.0"
NEW ATHENS, IL: 3.6"
PRARIE DU ROCHRE, IL: 5.0"
RAMSEY, IL: 5.5"
RED BUD, IL: 4.3"
ROXANA, IL: 7.4"
SALEM, IL: 3.8"
SPARTA, IL: 3.0"
ST. LIBORY, IL: 4.0"
ST. JACOB, IL: 4.0"
VANDALIA, IL: 5.0"
VIRDEN, IL: 6.5"
WATERLOO, IL: 6.0"

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