Weather Almanac for January 8th

Weather Almanac for January 8th

Here's a look at normal and record temperatures, sunrise and sunset times, and past weather events for January 8th.

Weather Almanac For 1/8

This Day In Weather History

1982 - This was the first day of a three day blizzard for the northern 2/3 of Illinois.  While only an inch of snow actually fell, the high winds caused whiteout conditions.

1998 - A band of heavy snow began falling over northwest Illinois during the morning and by evening, 4 to 8 inches of snow had falledn over much of the northern part of Illinois.  The heaviest snow fell from west of Peoria to Rockford and as far east as some of the Chicago suburbs. 

Temperature Information





Champaign-Urbana331762 (1965)-10 (1970)
Danville351962 (2008)-16 (1968)
Decatur361967 (1907)-12 (1970)
Effingham362069 (2008)-10 (1968)
Springfield351962 (1965)-11 (1979)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana7:15 AM4:44 PM
Danville7:13 AM4:42 PM
Decatur7:17 AM4:48 PM
Effingham7:13 AM4:48 PM
Springfield7:20 AM4:51 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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