Here's a look at normal and record temperatures, sunrise and sunset times, and past weather events for March 4th.
Weather Almanac For 3/4
This Day In Weather History
1961 - $7 million in damage was done when a tornado moved northeast across Chicago. The tornado first touched down at 91st and Hoyne Streets and eventually moved on Lake Michigan. 3,000 homes were damaged and 9 major buildings had to be torn down. One person was killed after being thrown against a building. 115 people were injured.
|Averages ||Records |
|Champaign-Urbana||44||26||76 (1983)||1 (2002)|
|Danville||46||28||77 (1983)||3 (2002)|
|Decatur||48||28||79 (1983)||-3 (1978)|
|Effingham||47||28||76 (1992)||0 (1978)|
|Springfield||47||28||79 (1961)||-6 (1978)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||6:22 AM||5:48 PM|
|Danville||6:19 AM||5:46 PM|
|Decatur||6:24 AM||5:51 PM|
|Effingham||6:22 AM||5:50 PM|
|Springfield||6:27 AM||5:54 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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