(3:00PM Mon, March 6th 2023) A brief recap of the storm system that moved through the region Thursday night through Friday, March 2-3rd. This storm system brought multiple modes of weather to the state, including; Severe t'storms, heavy rainfall/flooding, accumulating snow and high winds.
•A storm system moved through the region Thursday night through Friday, March 2-3rd, bringing multiple modes of weather to the state.
•A line of scattered severe t'storms traversed portions of Southern Illinois Friday morning, with a few reports of small hail and damaging winds.
•As dynamic cooling occurred, rain changed to snow for a several hour period on Friday, across the portions of the heart of the state. Final snowfall accumulation ranging from a dusting-1" to 2-5" occurred.
•Periods of high winds occurred across much of Central and Southern Illinois on Friday, with 40-75MPH wind gusts common. These widespread high winds lead to widespread tree damage and power outages.
•Widespread rainfall totals of 1.00-4.00" occurred Thursday night and Friday across much of Central and Southern Illinois. Localized higher rainfall totals over 4.00" occurred across portions of Southern Illinois. Localized to widespread flooding occurred across portions of Central and Southern Illinois.
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