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Weather Almanac For January 3rd

Here's a look at normal and record temperatures, sunrise and sunset times, and past weather events for January 3rd.

Weather Almanac For 1/3

This Day In Weather History

1950 - A tornado moved from near Chapman to Bingham.  Four farm homes and several barns were destroyed by the F3 tornado. 

1996 - Up to 8 inches of snow fell in central Illinois during a snow storm that started on the 2nd and ended on the 3rd.  The wind after the storm was as high as 40 mph, causing whiteout conditions at times.  Numerous minor accidents were reported and two accidents resulted in four serious injuries. 

Temperature Information


Averages
Records

High

Low

High

Low
Champaign-Urbana331860 (2004)-14 (1904)
Danville352068 (1997)-12 (1904)
Decatur362062 (2004)-15 (1904)
Effingham362065 (2004)-7 (1979)
Springfield351962 (1998)-9 (1904)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2014


Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana7:15 AM4:40 PM
Danville7:13 AM4:37 PM
Decatur7:17 AM4:44 PM
Effingham7:14 AM4:44 PM
Springfield7:20 AM4:47 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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