Weather Almanac For 6/20
This Day In Weather History1890 - 13 people and 60 were injured when a violent tornado tore through Lee and De Kalb Counties in north central Illinois. The tornado started 5 miles south of Amboy and moved 25 miles before lifting in De Kalb County. A teacher and 6 students were among the dead after a school was lifted and blow apart.
1974 - 36 people were injured when severe thunderstorms brought winds of 70 to 95 mph across the northern half of Illinois. 20 airplanes were destroyed at the DuPage County Airport. A wind gust of 63 mph at the Peoria airport blew over two airplanes. There were also a few tornadoes that caused minor damage.
1990 - The evening hours brought severe weather to central Illinois that would last into the morning hours of the 20th. A tornado touched down southeast of Champaign in Pesotum, moving to Villa Grove. There was $1 million in damage done to a grain elevator near Royal. There was also a tornado reported west of Springfield that caused some tree damage. Winds gusted to over 70 mph in parts of Mason, Macon, Sangamon, and Macon Counties. The storms also produced widespread flash flooding in central Illinois.
|Champaign-Urbana||84||64||103 (1953)||47 (1992)|
|Danville||85||62||103 (1953)||42 (1980)|
|Decatur||86||64||105 (1953)||40 (1980)|
|Effingham||85||64||101 (1953)||46 (2004)|
|Springfield||84||63||102 (1953)||46 (2003)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||5:24 AM||8:25 PM|
|Danville||5:21 AM||8:23 PM|
|Decatur||5:27 AM||8:27 PM|
|Effingham||5:28 AM||8:23 PM|
|Springfield||5:30 AM||8:30 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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