Weather Almanac For 4/13
This Day In Weather History1981 - Hail and strong winds were brought to central Illinois by severe storms during the afternoon and evening hours. Princeton, in Bureau county had the largest hail at 3" in diamter. 70 mph winds were recorded in Farmer City (DeWitt County). Several tornadoes also were brought by the storms. Kincaid had one person killed when lightning struck a telephone line, traveled into a house and blew up a phone, killing the person who was talking on the phone at the time.
1998 - Girard was hit by winds of around 80 mph when a microburst occurred. 6 to 8 blocks had damage. Power lines were downed and trees fell on several homes and a car.
|Champaign-Urbana||62||40||84 (1941)||21 (1950)|
|Danville||64||41||87 (1941)||18 (1939)|
|Decatur||65||42||88 (1930)||21 (1950)|
|Effingham||64||41||85 (1972)||25 (1957)|
|Springfield||64||42||89 (1941)||23 (1957)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||6:18 AM||7:30 PM|
|Danville||6:15 AM||7:27 PM|
|Decatur||6:21 AM||7:32 PM|
|Effingham||6:20 AM||7:30 PM|
|Springfield||6:24 AM||7:35 PM|
Some information gathered from the National Weather Service and other government agencies. Data for averages are based on 1981 to 2010 averages. Record highs are based on different times of record. Here are when records stared for each observation point: Danville; 1895, Decatur; 1893, Effingham; 1951, Springfield; 1879, Urbana; 1888.
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