Weather Almanac For 9/29
This Day In Weather History1899 - Danville dropped to 22, the coldest temperature on record for the city of Danville in September.
1955 - Effingham had 5.22" of water fall, the most in one day in September in the city.
1977 - A tornado in downtown St. Louis crossed the Mississippi River into Illinois. 7 people were killed in Illinois and 72 in St. Louis. The tornado dissipated near Granite City. 6 of the Illinois deaths were caused by a crucible of molten metal being overturned by the tornado. Debris was carried for 50 miles.
1986 - Storms left a 55 mile path of damage in central Illinois. Two tornadoes touched down, but the majority of the damage was caused by high winds. Hundreds of structures were damaged or destroyed. Total damage was around $4.2 million.
|Champaign-Urbana||73||48||99 (1953)||27 (1899)|
|Danville||73||49||99 (1953)||22 (1899)|
|Decatur||75||50||100 (1953)||28 (1899)|
|Effingham||74||49||100 (1953)||35 (2003)|
|Springfield||74||49||100 (1953)||32 (2003)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2014
|Champaign-Urbana||6:47 AM||6:39 PM|
|Danville||6:45 AM||6:36 PM|
|Decatur||6:50 AM||6:41 PM|
|Effingham||6:48 AM||6:40 PM|
|Springfield||6:53 AM||6:44 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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