Weather Almanac for January 17th

Weather Almanac for January 17th

Here's a look at normal and record temperatures, sunrise and sunset times, and past weather events for January 17th.

Weather Almanac For 1/17

This Day In Weather History

1982 - Most of the central and eastern United States had record low temperatures.  Danville dropped to 26 below zero, which is the all time record for the city.  There were low temperatures of 20 below zero or lower reported to the southwest to Litchfield as well across northern Illinois.  The nothern 2/3 of the state also had blizzard conditions at the time. 

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana331668 (1952)-20 (1977)
Danville351968 (1952)-26 (1982)
Decatur361969 (1952)-23 (1977)
Effingham361970 (1952)-22 (1977)
Springfield351866 (1952)-21 (1977)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana7:12 AM4:54 PM
Danville7:10 AM4:51 PM
Decatur7:15 AM4:57 PM
Effingham7:11 AM4:58 PM
Springfield7:17 AM5:00 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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