Weather Almanac For 9/18
1886 - Northeast Illinois had a tornado that moved along the Des Plains river that eventually hit the city of Joliet. 20 homes, 10 barns, 2 factories, and a grain elevator were all destroyed. A bridge was moved intact for two blocks. 20 people were injured. The roar of the tornado was so loud that it gave residents time to take shelter and therefore no one was killed.
1904 - 4.66" of rain fell on Decatur, the most in one day for September in Decatur.
|Champaign-Urbana||78||53||97 (1893)||34 (1900)|
|Danville||78||54||95 (1953)||33 (1943)|
|Decatur||79||55||96 (1983)||32 (1901)|
|Effingham||79||54||96 (1972)||33 (1901)|
|Springfield||78||54||93 (1983)||35 (1901)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||6:37 AM||6:57 PM|
|Danville||6:34 AM||6:54 PM|
|Decatur||6:40 AM||6:59 PM|
|Effingham||6:38 AM||6:58 PM|
|Springfield||6:42 AM||7:02 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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