Weather Almanac For 8/17
This Day In Weather History1948 - 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.
|Champaign-Urbana||84||63||102 (1988)||50 (1963)|
|Danville||84||63||102 (1988)||47 (1929)|
|Decatur||86||64||104 (1988)||51 (1992)|
|Effingham||86||64||102 (1988)||48 (2004)|
|Springfield||85||64||101 (1988)||53 (2004)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||6:06 AM||7:47 PM|
|Danville||6:04 AM||7:45 PM|
|Decatur||6:10 AM||7:49 PM|
|Effingham||6:09 AM||7:47 PM|
|Springfield||6:13 AM||7:52 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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