Illinois Weather Trivia for February 27th

2/27/1876
A tornado moved across Madison County for 7 miles, peaking at an estimated F3 intensity, and destroying 11 homes, two churches, and a school in the western part of New Douglas. The death toll of 3 included a preacher during a church service, and two people in a funeral procession.
2/27/1900
A snowstorm began in Peoria. 18 inches of snow fell during a 24 hour period on the 27th and 28th, setting a record for the city. This accounted for much of the 26.5 inches of snow that fell during the month; this total is the most snow ever to fall in one month in Peoria.

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