Weather Almanac for April 11th

Published 04/11 2013 06:00AM

Updated 04/10 2015 06:32PM

Weather Almanac For 4/11

This Day In Weather History

1965 - A tornado in northeast Illinois took the lives of 6 people near Crystal Lake. In a single subdivision, 45 homes were destroyed, and 110 had major damage. The tornado touched down near Crystal Lake, and ended 2 miles north of Wauconda. $1.5 million damage was reported. A separate tornado in Lake County touched down on Druce Lake, and moved east to near Gurnee.

1994 - Very heavy rainfall led to flash flooding across central Illinois on the 11th and 12th. Rainfall totals ranged as high as 5-1/4 inches in less than 6 hours. Two people drowned while trying to drive across flooded roads in Sangamon and Montgomery Counties. 

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana614091 (1930)23 (1918)
Danville634192 (1930)23 (1989)
Decatur644193 (1930)23 (1973)
Effingham634183 (2011)25 (1989)
Springfield634190 (1930)24 (1973)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana6:21 AM7:27 PM
Danville6:19 AM7:25 PM
Decatur6:25 AM7:30 PM
Effingham6:24 AM7:27 PM
Springfield6:27 AM7:33 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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