Illinois Weather Trivia for November 1st

11/1/1870
The first systematized and synchronous weather observations were taken at 24 stations across the U.S. at 7:35 am. These observations were transmitted via telegraph to Washington DC for plotting on a national weather map. The Army Signal Service was assigned the responsibility for taking these observations.
11/1/1950
Despite being about halfway into fall, temperatures across central Illinois rose into the 80's, establishing record high temperatures for November. Pana reported a high of 84 degrees, with 83 in Springfield and Decatur, 81 in Peoria, and 80 in Champaign.

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