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Severe Weather Outbreak of May 22-23 -- 4 Tornadoes in Central and Southeast Illinois

Published 2019-05-24

A severe weather outbreak on May 22-23, 2019, resulted in widespread wind damage and 4 tornadoes across central and southeast Illinois.

April Climate Summary

Published 2019-05-03

Today is Earth Day

Published 2019-04-22

Now in its 49th year, the first Earth Day was observed on April 22, 1970.

Easter Weather History for Peoria and Springfield

Published 2019-04-19

The date of Easter varies between March 22nd and April 25th, and is set as the first Sunday after the full moon, following the Northern Hemisphere's spring equinox. These statistics contain the specific date of Easter for each year in the climate record.

45th Anniversary of 1974 Super Outbreak of Tornadoes

Published 2019-04-03

On April 3, 1974, the beginning of a widespread severe weather outbreak was occurring in Illinois. Within a 24 hour period, a total of 148 tornadoes occurred in 13 states , as well as Ontario, Canada. This stood as the largest tornado outbreak on record, until 2011.

Wednesday is #SafePlaceSelfie Day

Published 2019-04-03

If there was one extreme weather preparedness action you want your loved ones to take, what would it be? For many, that one action is to know ahead of time where their safe place is located. On April 3rd, at 11:11 am CDT, please join the National Weather Service and its Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors to take a “selfie” and post on social media with the hashtag #SafePlaceSelfie.

March 2019 Climate Summary

Published 2019-04-02

Keeping Track of the Last Freeze

Published 2019-03-25

While we get into the spring planting season, it is important to remember that freezing temperatures typically occur well into April over our area.

Spring Begins at 4:58 pm Wednesday

Published 2019-03-18

The vernal equinox takes place at 4:58 pm on Wednesday, March 20th.

St. Patrick's Day Climate Statistics for Peoria and Springfield

Published 2019-03-15