Weather Almanac For 12/20
This Day In Weather History1981 - Illinois had a three day winter weather event which brought freezing rain on this date and very heavy snow on the 22nd. Snow totals were over 8 inches in an area from Lincoln southwest to Jacksonville. 5 to 6 inches of snow were reported as far east as Champaign. The snow tapered off sharply to the south and north, with 1 inch or less north of Peoria and south of I-70.
|Champaign-Urbana||35||20||64 (1988)||-18 (1989)|
|Danville||37||22||64 (1988)||-14 (1989)|
|Decatur||38||22||64 (1988)||-15 (1981)|
|Effingham||38||22||59 (1918)||-8 (1983)|
|Springfield||37||21||64 (1949)||-14 (1989)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||7:11 AM||4:30 PM|
|Danville||7:09 AM||4:28 PM|
|Decatur||7:13 AM||4:34 PM|
|Effingham||7:09 AM||4:34 PM|
|Springfield||7:16 AM||4:37 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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