The warmest temperature in February was 70° on the 22nd, and the coldest was 10° on the 4th. We ended up with 1.78" of rain, which is 0.37" above normal, with only .2" of snow. We typically receive 7.7 inches through the month of February!
We concluded the month with strong to severe thunderstorms across parts of the Stateline area. Most of our severe storms were south of Rockford, but there were many reports of hail. We did have a tornado warning in the area, however no reports of tornadoes. However, there were multiple reports across the state and just south of DeKalb County yesterday evening.
here.The National Weather Service in Chicago will be out in the field today to determine how many tornadoes touched down as well as their strength.