Weather almanac for August 4th

Weather almanac for August 4th

Here's a look at normal and record temperatures, sunrise and sunset times, and past weather events for August 4th.

Weather Almanac For 8/4

This Day In Weather History

1968- Thunderstorms in east central Illinois produced 5.40 inches of rain at Danville. This edged out a 5.08 inch rainstorm in 1949 to establish a 24-hour rainfall record for the city.

2008- A derecho (well-organized, long-lasting, bowing line of severe thunderstorms) rolled across the northern portion of the state, producing a widespread swath of 50 to 70 mph winds, with localized gusts as high as 90 mph. Trees, limbs, and power lines were knocked down, and tornadoes were reported in Bloomindale, Bolingbrook, and Orland Park. The storms were also accompanied by thousands of lightning strikes. Wrigley Field was evacuated during a Cubs game as the storms approached.

Temperature Information

Averages
Records

High
Low
High
Low
Champaign-Urbana846499 (1947)46 (1894)
Danville8464102 (1916)47 (1912)
Decatur8765104 (1918)45 (1912)
Effingham8765110 (1918)46 (1912)
Springfield8565106 (1918)51 (1912)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2014


Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana5:54 AM8:04 PM
Danville5:51 AM8:01 PM
Decatur5:57 AM8:06 PM
Effingham5:57 AM8:03 PM
Springfield6:00 AM8:08 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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