Weather Almanac for December 5th

Weather Almanac for December 5th

Here's a look at normal and record temperatures, sunrise and sunset times, and past weather events for December 5th.

Weather Almanac For 12/5

This Day In Weather History

2002 - A significant amount of snow and ice came to southern Illinois, starting on the 4th and into the 5th.  Most of the precipitation was snow, except in the counties near the Ohio River where it was freezing rain.  Ice added up to 1/4" from Ciro toe Metropolis and Golconda.  Snow piled up to 8 inches.  Travel was rough during the storm and numerous vehicle accidents were reported.  Schools closed fro the remainder of the week in some places.  

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana402468 (1956)0 (1895)
Danville422767 (1956)5 (1899)
Decatur432670 (1956)2 (1895)
Effingham442666 (1956)6 (1991)
Springfield422667 (1956)5 (2006)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana7:00 AM4:27 PM
Danville6:57 AM4:25 PM
Decatur7:02 AM4:31 PM
Effingham6:58 AM4:31 PM
Springfield7:04 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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