Weather Almanac for March 2nd

Published 03/02 2013 06:30AM

Updated 02/28 2015 05:04PM

Weather Almanac For 3/2

This Day In Weather History

1940 - Several tornadoes touched down in central and southern Illinois, including an F4 that moved across Johnson and Pope counties.  The tornado reached its peak in Johnson County.  Four farm homes were destroyed and 8 others were badly damaged.  One person was killed by flying debris near Flatwoods.  Other tornadoes touched down at Shawneetown in Gallatin County, in Alton, and near Bunker Hill in Macoupin County.   

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana442576 (1992)-1 (1925)
Danville462775 (1992)-1 (1980)
Decatur472878 (1992)-4 (1980)
Effingham472874 (2006)-2 (1980)
Springfield462876 (1992)-2 (1980)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana6:25 AM5:46 PM
Danville6:23 AM5:43 PM
Decatur6:28 AM5:49 PM
Effingham6:26 AM5:48 PM
Springfield6:31 AM5:51 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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