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Weather Almanac For January 15th

Here's a look at normal and record temperatures, sunrise and sunset times, and past weather events for January 15th.

Weather Almanac For 1/15

This Day In Weather History

1972 - Intense Arctic high pressure areas occasionally move into our area.  Peoria reached a pressure of 30.98 inches of mercury on this date, setting a record for the month of January.   

1992 - Near blizzard conditions were brought to central Illinois by a fast-moving system.  Although only 2 to 4 inches of snow fell, northwest winds gusting to 50 mph produced whiteout conditions in some areas.  Many of the interstates had portions closed for several hours along with many local and county roads. 

1997 - For the second time in a week a winter storm brough heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain.  Eight to ten inches of snow fell in parts of the Chicago area.  Champaign had 5.3 inches of snow, Springfield had 5.2" and Peoria had 4.7".  Parts of southern Illinois had ice accumulationas around 1/2".  Cold air pouring in behind the storm system dropped wind chills to as low as 40 below zero. 


Temperature Information


Averages
Records

High

Low

High

Low
Champaign-Urbana331665 (1932)-18 (1893)
Danville351966 (1932)-18 (1927)
Decatur361967 (1949)-22 (1927)
Effingham362061 (1953)-17 (1979)
Springfield351865 (1949)-15 (1979)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2014


Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana7:13 AM4:52 PM
Danville7:11 AM4:49 PM
Decatur7:15 AM4:56 PM
Effingham7:12 AM4:56 PM
Springfield7:18 AM4:58 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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