Weather Almanac For 6/10
This Day In Weather History1902 - Two people were killed when a tornado touched down a few miles east of Canton and moved through Kingston Mines (southwest Peoria County). Most of the damage was in the Kingston Miles area with 16 homes destroyed as well as 20 men and 18 engines that were buried in the roundhouse there. The two people were killed in Canton. Eight people were killed further east when buildings were destroyed by strong winds.
2008 - Record flooding was noted along the Embarras River from excessive rainfall over the previous week. Many levee breeches occurred between the 8th and the 10th along the Embarras and Wabash Rivers. 75 square miles in Lawrence County were flooded as a result. In Lawrenceville, 158 homes were flooded in the first floor living area with 48 others having basement flooding. .
|Champaign-Urbana||81||61||99 (1985)||43 (1915)|
|Danville||82||60||102 (1911)||42 (1988)|
|Decatur||83||61||100 (1963)||39 (1977)|
|Effingham||82||61||98 (1968)||44 (1988)|
|Springfield||82||61||101 (1911)||43 (1913)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||5:23 AM||8:22 PM|
|Danville||5:21 AM||8:19 PM|
|Decatur||5:27 AM||8:24 PM|
|Effingham||5:28 AM||8:20 PM|
|Springfield||5:30 AM||8:26 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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