Weather Almanac For 5/14
This Day In Weather History1961 - A tornado injured 8 people as it tracked from Quincy to Macomb. Another tornado destroyed several buildings in Sangamon County as it moved from New Berlin to near Pleasant Plains.
1980 - A late-season, 3-day snowstorm produced a total of 7.3 inches of snow in Springfield, with 6.1 of those inches falling on this date.
1985 - Northward moving storms formed in Dewitt County and produced a 73 mph wind gust at the Bloomington Airport. In Wenona (Marshall County), wind up to 100 mph destroyed several barns and farm buildings. 2 inch diameter hail was reported in LaSalle County along with 60 mph winds. In the town of Medota, nearly every building in town sustained some damage
1994 - Heavy rain from the 11th rose central Illinois rivers to record breakign levels. The Vermilion River at Danville reached 31.6 feet, nearly 14 feet above flood stage, setting a new record. Damage to the water treatment plant was estimated at $10 million.
|Champaign-Urbana||73||51||91 (1987)||28 (1895)|
|Danville||74||51||91 (1987)||34 (1920)|
|Decatur||75||52||93 (1987)||25 (1895)|
|Effingham||74||52||91 (1962)||39 (2000)|
|Springfield||74||52||91 (1936)||35 (1920)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2015
|Champaign-Urbana||5:39 AM||8:01 PM|
|Danville||5:35 AM||7:59 PM|
|Decatur||5:42 AM||8:03 PM|
|Effingham||5:42 AM||7:59 PM|
|Springfield||5:45 AM||8:05 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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