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 Median date of last spring freeze
Spring has finally arrived, but the colder weather can still occur into April.  This map shows the median date of the last spring freeze in central and southeast Illinois.  Most of the area favors the period around the middle of April.
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2014 Event Summaries:
Jan 4-5 -- Winter Storm
Jan 6-7 -- Bitter Cold Wind Chills
Feb 17 -- Ice, Snow and Snow Rollers
Feb 20 -- Tornado Outbreak
2013-14 Snowy & Bitter Cold Winter

Illinois Weather Trivia
4/18/1880
A violent tornado, estimated at F4 intensity, touched down north of Rockford near Rockton, moving northeast to near Beloit, WI. Two farms were swept away in Illinois, killing one person near the state line.
4/18/1996
Severe thunderstorms moved across central Illinois, producing large hail in many locations, as well as one tornado. This tornado moved across the southeast part of Decatur during the late evening, producing $1.5 million damage and injuring 9 people.
For more weather history, visit our Illinois Weather Trivia page!


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