Weather Almanac for December 2nd

Weather Almanac for December 2nd

Here's a look at normal and record temperatures, sunrise and sunset times, and past weather events for December 2nd.

Weather Almanac For 12/2

This Day In Weather History

1982 - A major rain event took place in central Illinois.  6.12" of rain fell in Springfield in a 24 hour period on the 2nd and the 3rd.  This is the most rain to fall in the Capital city in this length of time.  Jacksonville took on 4.80" and Peoria had 2.89".  Lake Springfield rose two feet over the previous record stage, which caused flooding of nearby land.  There was also $100,000 in damage to the dam at the lake because of the flow of water. 

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana422569 (1982)0 (1942)
Danville432872 (1982)1 (1942)
Decatur442770 (1982)1 (1929)
Effingham452770 (1970)10 (1985)
Springfield432771 (2012)2 (1929)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana6:57 AM4:28 PM
Danville6:54 AM4:25 PM
Decatur6:59 AM4:31 PM
Effingham6:55 AM4:32 PM
Springfield7:01 AM4:34 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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