Here's a look at normal and record temperatures, sunrise and sunset times, and past weather events for March 2nd.
Weather Almanac For 3/2
This Day In Weather History
1940 - Several tornadoes touched down in central and southern Illinois, including an F4 that moved across Johnson and Pope counties. The tornado reached its peak in Johnson County. Four farm homes were destroyed and 8 others were badly damaged. One person was killed by flying debris near Flatwoods. Other tornadoes touched down at Shawneetown in Gallatin County, in Alton, and near Bunker Hill in Macoupin County.
|Averages ||Records |
|Champaign-Urbana||44||25||76 (1992)||-1 (1925)|
|Danville||46||27||75 (1992)||-1 (1980)|
|Decatur||47||28||78 (1992)||-4 (1980)|
|Effingham||47||28||74 (2006)||-2 (1980)|
|Springfield||46||28||76 (1992)||-2 (1980)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||6:25 AM||5:46 PM|
|Danville||6:22 AM||5:43 PM|
|Decatur||6:27 AM||5:49 PM|
|Effingham||6:25 AM||5:48 PM|
|Springfield||6:30 AM||5:52 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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