Weather Almanac For 6/29
This Day In Weather History1976 - Many farms were hit hard as tornadoes hit part of central Illinois. A violent tornado in Peoria County moved northeast to from near Kickapoo to near Dunlap. An entire farm was destroyed south of Dunlap and 2 other homes were destroyed in the area. A second tornado in McLean County touched down 4 miles east of Lexington, destroying a barn and two outbuildings.
1990 - The town of Streamwood, which is in the Chicago metro area was hit by a 150 mph microburst. At least $10 million in damage was done to 25 stores and industrial buildings. Radar and eyewitness accounts indicated no rain or thunderstorms in the immediate vicinity of the area at the time.
1998 - A large wind storm known as a derecho started in Iowa and moved across Illinois during the afternoon and evening and ended up as far east as Ohio by the next morning. Every county in central Illinois sustained some sort of damage as these severe thunderstorms passed. Winds were generally between 60 to 80 mph with some localized microbursts that pushed the winds in excess of 100 mph. Significant damage occurred in the microburst areas, including the towns of Morton, McLean, LeRoy, and Tolono. Trees were blown over buildings lost their roofs and in Tolono, 21 cars of a freight train were blown off the tracks. Overall, 12 people were injured and damage was estimated around $16 million.
|Champaign-Urbana||85||65||101 (1936)||45 (1923)|
|Danville||86||64||104 (1934)||45 (1923)|
|Decatur||87||65||104 (1934)||43 (1923)|
|Effingham||87||66||103 (1952)||53 (2004)|
|Springfield||86||65||103 (1936)||50 (2004)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||5:27 AM||8:26 PM|
|Danville||5:24 AM||8:24 PM|
|Decatur||5:30 AM||8:28 PM|
|Effingham||5:31 AM||8:24 PM|
|Springfield||5:33 AM||8:31 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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