Weather Almanac for December 18th

Weather Almanac for December 18th

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

Weather Almanac For 12/18

This Day In Weather History

1957 - Severe weather produced 19 tornadoes in Illinois.  13 people were killed and another 259 injured with damage to property in the $8 - $10 million.  Tornadoes were reported as far north as Mason and Vermilion Counties, but most of the tornadoes were across the southern third of the state.  The city of Murphysboro was hardest hit, with 10 people killed and no power for a few days.  There was one F5 tornado in Perry County and there were F4 tornadoes that affected Mt. Vernon and Murphysboro areas. 

2008 - Ice up to 3/4 of an inch accumulated in central Illinois.  Areas along and north of I-72 were most impacted with widespread tre damage and power lines down.  Increasing winds over the next couple of days brought down additional power lines due to the weight of the ice.  Damage was in the $2 million range. 

Temperature Information




Champaign-Urbana362060 (1962)-11 (1983)
Danville372260 (1941)-10 (1922)
Decatur382265 (1962)-6 (1981)
Effingham392265 (1962)-6 (1989)
Springfield372264 (1962)-11 (1983)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana7:10 AM4:29 PM
Danville7:07 AM4:27 PM
Decatur7:12 AM4:33 PM
Effingham7:08 AM4:33 PM
Springfield7:14 AM4:36 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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