Weather Almanac For 4/2
This Day In Weather History1964 - A tornado touched down 4 miles southeast of Farmersville and moved northeast into Christian County. The tornado passed just northwest of Morrisonville. The Lone Elm School lost its roof, but only one of the 25 people inside were injured.
1975 - 20 inches of heavy wet snow fell on Chicago and paralzed parts of the city. The late winter strom dumped snow across west central through northeast Illinois. Further south, freezing rain fell as far south as Peoria. Fifty deaths were reported, most of which were from heart attacks and overexertion from shoveling snow as well as abandoning stalled vehicles.
2006 - An outbreak of 25 tornadoes occurred across central and southeast Illinois. While most of these were only an F0 or F1 one strong tornado moved through parts of Macon County, just southwest of Decatur. Several homes and businesses were damaged in Taylorville and Pana. Two tornadoes moved across southern parts of Springfield, affecting nearly the same locations as the March 12th tornadoes.
|Champaign-Urbana||57||36||81 (1932)||15 (1899)|
|Danville||60||38||82 (2012)||17 (1899)|
|Decatur||61||38||85 (1940)||20 (1961)|
|Effingham||59||38||86 (2012)||23 (1961)|
|Springfield||59||38||87 (2012)||21 (1961)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||6:35 AM||7:18 PM|
|Danville||6:33 AM||7:16 PM|
|Decatur||6:38 AM||7:21 PM|
|Effingham||6:37 AM||7:19 PM|
|Springfield||6:41 AM||7:24 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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