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Weather Almanac For February 21st

Here's a look at normal and record temperatures, sunrise and sunset times, and past weather events for February 21st.

Weather Almanac For 2/21

This Day In Weather History

1997 - Heavy amounts of rain were brought to central Illinois as a storm system moved through the central U.S.  A large area of the state from Quincy to Chicago reported in excess of 3 inches of rain, with local amounts to near 4 inches.  Peoria reported a two day rainfall total of 3.58 inches, which is about 2-1/2 times the normal for the entire month of February.

2008 - An ice and sleet storm occurred across far southern Illinois.  Ice accumulations of 1/4 to 1/2 inch were reported along the Ohio River.  Sleet added up to 2.5 inches near Mount Vernon. 

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana402267 (1930)-4 (1963)
Danville422567 (1930)-4 (1963)
Decatur432568 (1930)-3 (1968)
Effingham432568 (1983)-1 (1963)
Springfield422469 (1930)-6 (1963)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2014

Champaign-Urbana6:38 AM5:36 PM
Danville6:35 AM5:33 PM
Decatur6:40 AM5:39 PM
Effingham6:38 AM5:38 PM
Springfield6:43 AM5:42 PM

Some information gathered from the National Weather Service and other government agencies. Data for averages are based on 1981 to 2010 averages. Record highs are based on different times of record. Here are when records stared for each observation point: Danville; 1895, Decatur; 1893, Effingham; 1951, Springfield; 1879, Urbana; 1888.
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