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Weather observer: Storm an unusual one

Weather Observations: Illinois, USA
Photo: Vehicle stranded along Illinois Route 16 east of Mattoon

Feb 14, 2007
CHARLESTON -- Dalias Price hadn’t seen anything like it. The veteran weather observer professed amazement Wednesday over the rain, ice and snow that all hit the area one right after another Tuesday.“As long as I’ve lived in Charleston, since 1958, I’ve never seen that combination,” Price said. “I’ve never seen it piled up in the same storm.”A coating of ice was covered with snow later in the day Tuesday, so the snow was easily was pushed into drifts by high winds until about midnight, Price said. He measured five inches of snow in Charleston, but said the amounts varied widely throughout the area, with heavier amounts to the north.

VERMONT - A new 24-hour SNOWFALL RECORD was set yesterday, when Burlington received 25.3 inches. The previous record was set on Jan. 14, 1934, when the city received 23.1 inches. A ferocious nor'easter lived up to its advanced billing Wednesday, belting the state with record snowfall and biting winds. The winter that mostly wasn't for December and January now boasts one of the biggest snowstorms on Vermont's books. "We went from the early season famine to a full-blown winter feast. This is just phenomenal." The storm was Burlington's BIGGEST FEBRUARY SNOWSTORM SINCE 1883. With a RECORD 17.4 inches of snowfall in the Queen City at 6 p.m., it surpassed the previous February snowstorm record of 16.8 inches set in 1995. Photo: A resident of Colchester shovels out his neighbor's driveway on Thursday morning, February 15, 2007.
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