Weather Almanac for February 11th

Published 02/11 2013 06:30AM

Updated 02/10 2016 07:05PM

Weather Almanac For 2/11

This Day In Weather History

1999 - A quick moving severe weather event took place in central Illinois during the afternoon hours.  Trees were downed and power lines came down as well.  The greatest damage occurred across Tazewell County.  Six trucks were blown over on I-74 northeast of Morton.  In Delavan, a roof was blown off a house.  Numerous outbuildings were damaged or destroyed. 

2003 - Thunder snow storms developed over eastern Iowa and moved quickly into Illinois.  As the storms moved into the area, damaging winds, lightning and near whiteout conditions were reported with the passage of the storms.  After the storms weakened and moved out, strong winds briefly developed and roared through central Illinois.  The high winds caused 13 freight cars of a 105 car train to leave the tracks near Ancona.  There were also snow rollers, a rare phenomena, across central Illinois.  The snow rollers ranged in size from golf ball sized to over 30 inches long and a foot tall. 

2006 - A highly localized snow event affected portions of central Illinois.  Cold air aloft helped to produce intense snow showers.  Sangamon County was the hardest hit.  The Springfield area received anywhere from 1 to 8 inches of snow, with the totals increasing from north to south across the city.  A separate heavy snow band produced 7 inches near Pleasant Plains, but other areas of western Sangamon County saw nothing.

2008 - A major ice storm affected southern Illinois between I-64 and the Ohio River.  Ice thickness in excess of 3/4 inches were common in this area, with locally higher amounts over an inch located south of Carbondale. 

Temperature Information

Champaign-Urbana 36 19 70 (1999) -9 (1955)
Danville 39 22 71 (1999) -9 (1955)
Decatur 40 22 68 (1999) -9 (1955)
Effingham 40 22 69 (1976) -19 (1982)
Springfield 38 21 69 (1999) -9 (1981)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2016

Champaign-Urbana 6:51 AM 5:23 PM
Danville 6:49 AM 5:21 PM
Decatur 6:54 AM 5:27 PM
Effingham 6:51 AM 5:26 PM
Springfield 6:57 AM 5:30 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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