Weather Almanac For 12/11
This Day In Weather History
2000 - Both central and northern Illinois got a large amount of snow when a major winter storm moved through. The heaviest of the snow was in Cook and DuPage Counties where over 15 inches fell. 6 to 10 inches fewll as far south as central Illinois, along and north of a Canton to Morton to Griley line. There was also freezing rain and sleet mixed in with the snow south of this line. Winds also caused a problem as they reached 35 mph with gusts as high as 45. This caused a lot of blowing and drifting problems, with northeast Illinois seeing near blizzard conditions. 19 people in Chicago died while shoveling snow due to heart failure or hypothermia.
|Champaign-Urbana||38||22||64 (1949)||-12 (1917)|
|Danville||39||24||65 (1949)||-12 (1917)|
|Decatur||40||24||65 (1949)||-12 (1917)|
|Effingham||41||24||60 (1979)||-2 (1977)|
|Springfield||39||23||67 (1949)||-5 (1917)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||7:05 AM||4:27 PM|
|Danville||7:03 AM||4:25 PM|
|Decatur||7:07 AM||4:31 PM|
|Effingham||7:03 AM||4:32 PM|
|Springfield||7:10 AM||4:34 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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