Weather Almanac For 6/5
This Day In Weather History1805- A family of tornadoes tracked from southeast Missouri across the southern third of Illinois, and may also have moved into Indiana. These moved across the Mississippi River about 20 miles downstream from St. Louis. Fish were reportedly "scattered all over the prairie" on the Illinois side of the river. Some pine tree tops, not native to that area of Illinois, were believed to have been blown in from at least 50 miles away. The easternmost documented damage was south of present-day Albion, in Edwards County. A straight line between these areas would indicate the tornadoes also tracked across present-day Mount Vernon, but an exact track could not be determines due to lack of settlements in the area at that time.
1960- A strong tornado took a 55 mile path across east central Illinois, from Bloomington south-southeast to Farmer City to Sadorus. Although the tornado was on the ground only part of the time, major damage occurred to farmsteads near Famer City, Ivesdale, and Sadorus.
|Champaign-Urbana||80||59||96 (1925)||40 (1945)|
|Danville||81||58||100 (1925)||37 (1945)|
|Decatur||82||59||100 (1925)||41 (1990)|
|Effingham||81||59||95 (2011)||45 (1990)|
|Springfield||81||59||100 (1977)||45 (2000)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||5:25 AM||8:19 PM|
|Danville||5:22 AM||8:16 PM|
|Decatur||5:28 AM||8:21 PM|
|Effingham||5:29 AM||8:17 PM|
|Springfield||5:31 AM||8:23 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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