February weather by the numbers:
Average temperature in February, the sixth-coldest on record in Champaign-Urbana
Inches of snow, more than twice the February normal of 5.8 inches — and 12th-snowiest February locally
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Days in February that at least a trace of snow fell on Champaign-Urbana
The National Weather Service is advising people to stay off the roads from midnight tonight till late Tuesday morning, warning of "very hazardous travel conditions" caused by sleet and freezing rain.
In a typical year, 2.6 inches of snow falls on Champaign-Urbana in March.
Sunday confirmed 2015 will go down as anything but a typical year, with 8.3 fluffy inches greeting shovelers and snowman builders on the month's first day.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for all of East Central Illinois except Ford and Iroquois counties from 6 p.m. Saturday until 6 p.m. Sunday.
A collection of East Central Illinois weather news for Thursday, Feb. 26:
Wind chill advisory:
From the National Weather Service:
A local weather expert said climate patterns and current conditions led to record-breaking cold this week.
New 9:40 a.m. Monday - Urbana activates sidewalk rules
From the city of Urbana:
At 12:00 noon, Monday, February 23, 2015, the Urbana Public Works Director will declare the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in effect for the Downtown, University and South Philo Road snow removal districts.
A wind chill advisory has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties. From the National Weather Service:
A wind chill advisory is in effect now for most of the counties in East Central Illinois until 12 p.m. Thursday. For Ford and Iroquois counties, the advisory begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday and runs until 12 p.m. Thursday.