Weather Almanac For 3/9
This Day In Weather History1994 - 4 to 12 inches of snow fell in southern Illinois. The heaviest snow fell along the Ohio River. Some older barns and homes suffered roof damage because of the weight of the snow.
1999 - Heavy snow fell on the 8th and the 9th across northern and central Illinois. The heaviest snow was 11 inches in Havana with 9.3 inchs in Virginia. Heavy snow of 9 inches also fell in Gelsburg and South Pekin, with 8 inches in Bradford. A swath of 9 to 12 incehs of snow across areas near I-80 in northwest Illinois. Winds of up to 40 mph caused local whiteouts.
2002 - High gradient sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph occurred across much of Illinois. Three people were kille in downtown Chicago when a piece of scaffolding was blown off the John Hancock Center. That scaffolding fell 40 stories and crushed two cars. A measured gust of 87 mph was reported by an observer in Arcola. Other measured gusts included 65 mph in Galesburt, 62 in Tremont (Tazewell County), 61 mph in Oblong (Crawford County) and 58 mph in Lincoln.
|Champaign-Urbana||47||28||73 (1925)||5 (1932)|
|Danville||49||30||75 (1974)||-6 (1984)|
|Decatur||50||30||78 (1925)||2 (1984)|
|Effingham||49||30||77 (2000)||5 (1984)|
|Springfield||49||30||75 (1925)||6 (1969)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||6:14 AM||5:54 PM|
|Danville||6:12 AM||5:51 PM|
|Decatur||6:17 AM||5:56 PM|
|Effingham||6:14 AM||5:55 PM|
|Springfield||6:20 AM||5:59 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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