Here's a look at normal and record temperatures, sunrise and sunset times, and past weather events for March 1st.
Weather Almanac For 3/1
This Day In Weather History
2002 - 6 to 8 inches of snow fell along and west of the Illinois River. The snow started falling during the evening hours and continued through the 2nd. On top of the snow, strong northwest winds with gusts around 40 mph caused blowing and drifting snow. Most roads were snow and ice covered and therefore, numerous traffic accidents were reported. Northern Illinois was hit harder with up to 11 inches of snow.
|Averages ||Records |
|Champaign-Urbana||43||25||70 (1992)||-1 (1891)|
|Danville||45||27||70 (1972)||-10 (1960)|
|Decatur||46||28||72 (1976)||-2 (1960)|
|Effingham||46||27||72 (1976)||1 (1960)|
|Springfield||45||27||73 (1992)||-8 (1960)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||6:26 AM||5:45 PM|
|Danville||6:24 AM||5:42 PM|
|Decatur||6:29 AM||5:48 PM|
|Effingham||6:27 AM||5:47 PM|
|Springfield||6:32 AM||5:51 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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