A windbreak of trees has been found to reduce residential heating
costs 10-15 percent.
Source: Illinois Virtual Forest, http://ilvirtualforest.nres.uiuc.edu/forestry/af_windbrk.htm
Climate Extremes in Illinois
- The highest temperature ever recorded was 117°F in East St.
Louis on July 14, 1954.
- The lowest temperature ever recorded was -36°F in Congerville
on January 5, 1999.
- The greatest 24-hour snowfall was 37.8 inches at Astoria
on February 27-28, 1900.
- The greatest winter snowfall was 105.1 inches at Antioch
Source: The Climate Atlas of Illinois, 2004, To order by
phone, (217) 333-8888