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Weather Almanac for August 17th

Here's a look at normal and record temperatures, sunrise and sunset times, and past weather events for August 17th.

Weather Almanac For 8/17

This Day In Weather History

1948 - 3 barns and 2 homes were destroyed as a strong tornado moved across Warren and Mercer Counties.  Losses from the accompanying hailstrorm were in the millions of dollars. 

1988 - High temperatures of 100 to 105 in central Illinois broke records in central Illinois.  Champaign's high of 102 degrees was the warmest August temperature on record.


Temperature Information


Averages
Records

High
Low
High
Low
Champaign-Urbana8463102 (1988)50 (1963)
Danville8463102 (1988)47 (1929)
Decatur8664104 (1988)51 (1992)
Effingham8664102 (1988)48 (2004)
Springfield8564101 (1988)53 (2004)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2014


Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana6:06 AM7:47 PM
Danville6:04 AM7:45 PM
Decatur6:10 AM7:49 PM
Effingham6:09 AM7:47 PM
Springfield6:13 AM7:52 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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