Weather Almanac For 7/23
This Day In Weather History1975- Severe thunderstorms affected parts of northern and central Illinois. In Peoria, winds gusting to 85 mph knocked over trees. Two tornadoes affected Fulton County. The first passed through mainly rural areas. The second tornado caused major damage in Canton, where 127 businesses and 100 homes were destroyed. 300 other homes and 100 trailers were damaged; total damages were around $20 million. Two people were killed as the tornado moved through a mobile home park. Power lines were downed during the storm; some area were without power until the 28th.
|Champaign-Urbana||85||65||103 (1934)||48 (1947)|
|Danville||85||65||108 (1934)||41 (1947)|
|Decatur||87||66||106 (1934)||49 (1947)|
|Effingham||87||66||99 (2002)||56 (2007)|
|Springfield||86||65||104 (1934)||54 (2007)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||5:43 AM||8:15 PM|
|Danville||5:40 AM||8:13 PM|
|Decatur||5:47 AM||8:18 PM|
|Effingham||5:47 AM||8:14 PM|
|Springfield||5:50 AM||8:20 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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