Clark Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 11:13 AM CST on February 28, 2015

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 6 PM this
evening to 6 PM CST Sunday...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow remains in effect from 6 PM
this evening to 6 PM CST Sunday.

* Timing... snow will begin to spread into central Illinois late
this afternoon... and east central Illinois by early this
evening. However... the heaviest snow accumulations are expected
tonight into Sunday morning.

* Accumulations... 4 to 6 inches are likely over much of central
Illinois. The exception will be in locations north of a
Rushville to Bloomington line... including the Peoria Metro area
and Galesburg... where amounts from 2 to 4 inches are anticpated.

* Wind... speeds are expected to range from 5 to 10 mph through
the period... thus blowing and drifting snow are not expected
to be a problem.

* Impacts... roads will quickly become snow covered and slippery
this evening through Sunday morning. Visibility will be reduced
to less than a mile in the heavier snow tonight and early Sunday

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while

Record Report
Statement as of 1:45 am CST on February 28, 2015

... Record low temperature and record cold high temperature set at
Springfield yesterday...

A record low temperature of -14 degrees was set at Springfield on
Friday. This broke the old record of -3 set in 1888 and 1934... and
was the coldest temperature observed in Springfield in 11 years...
since a -14 degree low occurred on January 30-31 of 2004. It is also
the coldest temperature ever observed so late in the season.

In addition... the high temperature was only 13 degrees. This also
broke a record for the coldest high temperature for the date. The
old record of 14 degrees was set in 1888.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 9:52 am CST on February 28, 2014

... A look ahead at March climatological data...

Normals are for the period 1981-2010.

... Temperatures... Springfield Peoria
normal high/low 52/32 50/31
Mar 1 normals 45/27 43/26
Mar 31 normals 59/37 57/36

Month record high 91 on 3/21/1907 87 on 3/21/1907
month record low -12 on 3/05/1960 -11 on 3/08/1943

Normal occurrences of...
highs 90 or above 0 0
highs 32 or below 2 2
lows 32 or below 16 17
lows 0 or below 0 0

... Precipitation...
normal liquid equivalent 2.63 2.80
greatest month total 9.65 in 1898 7.49 in 2009
least month total 0.17 in 1885 0.25 in 1856
greatest 24-hour 3.25 on 3/31/1933 2.88 on 3/14/1944

Normal snowfall 2.5 2.7
greatest month total 23.4 in 1906 18.2 in 1926
least month total 0.0 in 1987# 0.0 in many years
greatest 24-hour 17.4 on 3/24-25/2013 8.1 on 3/25/1957

... Degree days /base 65/...
normal heating 711 756
normal cooling 2 1

Climatological outlook for the new month:

   temperature ---- higher chances of below normal
   precipitation -- equal chances of above or below normal

# - last of several occurrences