Weather Almanac for March 1st

Weather Almanac For 3/1

This Day In Weather History

2002 - 6 to 8 inches of snow fell along and west of the Illinois River.  The snow started falling during the evening hours and continued through the 2nd.  On top of the snow, strong northwest winds with gusts around 40 mph caused blowing and drifting snow.  Most roads were snow and ice covered and therefore, numerous traffic accidents were reported.  Northern Illinois was hit harder with up to 11 inches of snow.    

Temperature Information

 
Averages
Records
 
High
Low
High
Low
Champaign-Urbana 43 25 70 (1992) -1 (1891)
Danville 45 27 70 (1972) -10 (1960)
Decatur 46 28 72 (1976) -2 (1960)
Effingham 46 27 72 (1976) 1 (1960)
Springfield 45 27 73 (1992) -8 (1960)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2016

 
Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana 6:25 AM 5:45 PM
Danville 6:23 AM 5:43 PM
Decatur 6:28 AM 5:48 PM
Effingham 6:26 AM 5:47 PM
Springfield 6:31 AM 5:51 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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