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25th Anniversary of Illinois' Largest Tornado Outbreak (April 19, 1996)

Published 2021-04-18

On April 19, 1996, Illinois saw its largest tornado outbreak on record. A total of 39 tornadoes were observed across the state, including one in Decatur which was its second tornado in successive evenings.

April 10-11, 2021 Heavy Rainfall

Published 2021-04-12

Keeping Track of the Last Freeze

Published 2021-04-01

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

Mason County Tornado on March 23 2021

Published 2021-03-24

Brief tornado touchdown north of Mason City. EF0 damage with max wind speed of 80 mph.

Spring Begins at 4:37 am Saturday

Published 2021-03-19

The vernal equinox takes place at 4:37 am CDT on Saturday, March 20th.

Daylight Saving Time Begins 2 AM Sunday

Published 2021-03-12

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 14th at 2 AM. Be sure to set your clocks ahead an hour before going to bed Saturday night.

Highest Wind Gusts So Far Today

Published 2021-03-10

February and Winter Climate Summary

Published 2021-03-02

February 14-15 2021 Winter Storm Recap

Published 2021-02-17

A recap of the strong winter storm that impacted central Illinois on February 14-15, 2021.

Valentine's Day Climate History for Peoria and Springfield

Published 2021-02-13