Weather Almanac for April 16th

Published 04/16 2013 06:00AM

Updated 04/15 2015 05:26PM

Weather Almanac For 4/16

This Day In Weather History

1961 - 5 to 6 inches of snow fell in central Illinois in a late season snowstorm.  Drifts of to 6 feet formed with the strong winds.  Thousands of cars were stranded; the occupants were forced to take shelter in nearby homes, gyms, armories, and roller rinks.

2006 - This Easter Sunday brought tornadoes to central and southeast Illinois.  The tornadoes were reported, mostly south of I-72.  The strongest tornadoes affected the Effingham and Jasper County border near Wheeler.  Several homes were damaged near Oakley, in Macon County by a downburst producing winds to 110 mph.  By the end of April, 50 tornadoes had already been reported across central and southwest Illinois for the year to date. 

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana634186 (1896)25 (1904)
Danville654287 (1896)22 (1961)
Decatur664389 (1977)26 (1962)
Effingham654288 (2006)27 (1962)
Springfield654388 (2002)26 (1962)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana6:14 AM7:32 PM
Danville6:11 AM7:30 PM
Decatur6:17 AM7:35 PM
Effingham6:16 AM7:32 PM
Springfield6:20 AM7:38 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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