Weather Almanac For 2/4
This Day In Weather History
1996 - This date was the peak of a cold wave which began on January 29th. Low temperatures for most of Illinois were in the 15 to 25 degrees below zero range. Elizabeth, a town in northwest Illinois dropped to 35 below zero, which tied the state's all time record low, but that has since been broken. In central Illinois, lows included 20 below at Lincoln, 17 below at Springfield, 16 below at Decatur, and 14 below in Champaign.
|Averages ||Records |
|Champaign-Urbana||35||18||68 (1890)||-14 (1996)|
|Danville||37||20||62 (1962)||-14 (1996)|
|Decatur||38||21||67 (1962)||-16 (1996)|
|Effingham||38||21||70 (1962)||-6 (1985)|
|Springfield||37||20||62 (1962)||-17 (1996)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2015
|Champaign-Urbana||6:59 AM||5:15 PM|
|Danville||6:56 AM||5:13 PM|
|Decatur||7:01 AM||5:19 PM|
|Effingham||6:58 AM||5:18 PM|
|Springfield||7:04 AM||5:22 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.