Weather Almanac For 5/1
This Day In Weather History1983 - East St. Louis was hit by many tornadoes, the strongest of which started in Missouri, then moved across the Mississippi River and then passed through Granite City and Edwardsville. This storm caused $400,000 in damage. Another tornado near Lebanon injured 20 people. Futher north, a tornado in Greenfield injured 15 people and caused extensive damage
2012 - One single cell formed in the afternoon hours in Piatt County and brought tornado touchdowns to Piatt, Champaign, and Vermilion Counties. The damage was minor and no one was injured, but the location of the tornado warnings (including Champaing, Urbana, and Danville) caused quite a ruckus. You can get more on this storm in The Weather Vault.
|Champaign-Urbana||69||47||88 (1952)||26 (1903)|
|Danville||70||47||89 (1901)||27 (1903)|
|Decatur||72||48||92 (1895)||26 (1903)|
|Effingham||70||48||89 (2007)||31 (1963)|
|Springfield||70||48||88 (1952)||32 (1963)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||5:53 AM||7:48 PM|
|Danville||5:50 AM||7:46 PM|
|Decatur||5:56 AM||7:50 PM|
|Effingham||5:56 AM||7:47 PM|
|Springfield||5:59 AM||7:53 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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