Weather Almanac For 2/16
This Day In Weather History1976 - Severe thunderstorms erupted across central Illinois during the late afternoon hours. A tornado even touched down in Pana (Christian County). The tornado destroyed a home and damaged about 50 others. The storms also produced strong winds in Macoupin, Montgomery, Shelby, and Coles Counties. Damage occurred to trees, power lines, and some buildings as a result.
2003 - Sleet arrived in central Illinois and stuck around. The precipitation was almost all sleet south of the Marion/Carbondale area, where an inch or two was reported. Along and north of a Carbondale to Harrisburg line, there was more snow with total accumulations of sleet and snow in the 3 to 6 inch range. The storm occurred on the Presidents Day weekend. Most schools and businesses scheduled to be open on Presidents Day were closed. Franklin County officials reported about 25 accidents in that county alone, none of which involved injuries.
|Champaign-Urbana||38||20||62 (1954)||-9 (1905)|
|Danville||40||23||65 (1954)||-11 (2007)|
|Decatur||41||23||63 (2006)||-6 (2007)|
|Effingham||41||23||70 (1976)||-7 (1958)|
|Springfield||40||23||66 (1911)||-11 (2007)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||6:45 AM||5:30 PM|
|Danville||6:42 AM||5:27 PM|
|Decatur||6:47 AM||5:33 PM|
|Effingham||6:44 AM||5:33 PM|
|Springfield||6:50 AM||5:36 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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