Overview of the February 16, 2024 heavy snow event

Overview of the February 16, 2024 heavy snow event


A fast-moving, dynamic shear system brought bands of heavy snow to parts of southern Illinois and southwestern Indiana during the afternoon and evening hours of Friday, February 16, 2024. With snowfall rates of one to two inches per hour and frequent lightning, snow quickly accumulated on roads and bridges. and sidewalks, resulting in significant impacts to travel along and north of Interstate 64. Snowfall totals of three to seven inches were reported in Perry, Jefferson, Wayne, Edwards, Wabash and Hamilton counties in southern Illinois. In southwestern Indiana, one to three inches of snow fell across Gibson and Pike counties, while up to one inch of snow fell across Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick and Spencer counties.

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