Weather Almanac for February 7th

Published 02/07 2013 06:30AM

Updated 02/06 2015 04:54PM

Weather Almanac For 2/7

This Day In Weather History

1904 - A tornado touched down in the southern tip of Illinois, hitting the towns of Meridian and Villa Ridge, north of Cairo.  Parts of some barns were carried over a mile.  Another tornado in Clinton County picked up a home, turned it around, and returned it to the ground. 

1979 - Up to 6 inches of snow felll in central Illinois as a winter storm affected central and southern Illinois from the 6th through the 9th.  The heaviest snowfall of 6 inches was reported near Decatur, Salem, and in the far southeast part of the state.  Heavy snow of 5 inches was alos found from near Mason City northwest to near Burlington, Iowa.       

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana351864 (1925)-10 (1895)
Danville382165 (1925)-17 (1977)
Decatur392168 (1925)-9 (1977)
Effingham382159 (1965)-10 (1977)
Springfield372067 (2009)-12 (1985)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana6:56 AM5:19 PM
Danville6:53 AM5:16 PM
Decatur6:58 AM5:22 PM
Effingham6:55 AM5:22 PM
Springfield7:01 AM5:25 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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