Illinois Weather Trivia for February 25th
- Overnight violent tornadoes in the St. Louis area moved across the Mississippi River into St. Clair County. One passed through Dupo, destroying or damaging 30 homes. A second tornado tore apart much of the southwest part of Summerfield. Each tornado killed 3 people. Other tornadoes later in the night affected Clinton, Richland, and Lawrence Counties.
- Areas of central and southern Illinois that were affected by a winter storm earlier in the month received another blast of heavy snow. Snowfall totals included 13 inches at Quincy and 10 to 12 inches in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Springfield's storm total was 6.9 inches.
- Unseasonably mild weather which began on the 22nd continued across central Illinois. High temperatures included 73 degrees at Decatur, and 71 at both Springfield and Peoria.
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