Weather Almanac For 9/28
This Day In Weather History1939 - Springfield ended a 37 day streak of dry no precipitation more than a trace. The month of September had 0.14" of water total which stood as the driest September on record until 1979.
1942 - Unseasonably cold weather brought September record low temperatures to Champaign at 29 degrees and Peoria at 24.
1972 - Lake County had a strong tornado move across North Chicago and into Lake Michigan. There was $1 million in damage, most of which was at the Great Lakes Navel Training Center where many barracks were destroyed.
|Champaign-Urbana||73||49||94 (1953)||29 (1942)|
|Danville||74||50||94 (1939)||28 (1942)|
|Decatur||75||50||96 (1953)||28 (1942)|
|Effingham||74||49||96 (1953)||36 (1975)|
|Springfield||74||49||94 (1953)||33 (1942)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||6:46 AM||6:40 PM|
|Danville||6:44 AM||6:38 PM|
|Decatur||6:49 AM||6:43 PM|
|Effingham||6:47 AM||6:42 PM|
|Springfield||6:52 AM||6:46 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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