Severe damage occurred in Washington (Tazewell County) due to a violent EF-4 tornado which occurred on Sunday morning, November 17. Several tornadoes touched down across central Illinois that day, as part of a large severe weather outbreak across the Midwest. (click image to enlarge)
A normal December brings about 5 inches of snow to Springfield and Peoria. Many Decembers have seen less than an inch of snow. However, only one year -- 1889 -- has not seen any snow during the month in Springfield. 1889 and 1890 are the only two snowless Decembers in Peoria history.