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Weather Almanac For December 20th

Here's a look at normal and record temperatures, sunrise and sunset times, and past weather events for December 20th.

Weather Almanac For 12/20

This Day In Weather History

1981 - 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. 


Temperature Information

Averages
Records

High
Low

High

Low
Champaign-Urbana352064 (1988)-18 (1989)
Danville372264 (1988)-14 (1989)
Decatur382264 (1988)-15 (1981)
Effingham382259 (1918)-8 (1983)
Springfield372164 (1949)-14 (1989)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2014


Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana7:11 AM4:30 PM
Danville7:09 AM4:28 PM
Decatur7:13 AM4:34 PM
Effingham7:09 AM4:34 PM
Springfield7:16 AM4:37 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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