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Weather Almanac for August 18th

Here's a look at normal and record temperatures, sunrise and sunset times, and past weather events for August 18th.

Weather Almanac For 8/18

This Day In Weather History

1999 - Baseball sized hail fell in Schuyler County, mostly north and west of Rushville.  Hundreds of cars were damaged by the hail.  Numerous houses sustained roof damage and thousands of acres of corn and soybeans were damaged.  Crop damage was estimated to be around $4 million and property damage was over &750,000.

2002 - Hail up to 3.75" in diameter fell northwest of Lincoln in San Jose.  A brief tornado touched dow 5 miles north of Mason City as well.  Scattered wind damage from these storms occurred as far east as the Indiana border.  Six people were injured in Atwood by flying debris.


Temperature Information


Averages
Records

High
Low
High
Low
Champaign-Urbana8463101 (1988)45 (1890)
Danville8463104 (1936)45 (1963)
Decatur8664105 (1936)46 (1963)
Effingham8664103 (1988)48 (2004)
Springfield8564106 (1988)49 (1963)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2014


Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana6:07 AM7:46 PM
Danville6:05 AM7:43 PM
Decatur6:11 AM7:48 PM
Effingham6:10 AM7:45 PM
Springfield6:13 AM7:51 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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