Weather Almanac for April 17th

Published 04/17 2013 06:00AM

Updated 04/17 2015 10:27PM

Weather Almanac For 4/17

This Day In Weather History

1922 - A violent tornado touched down a few miles north of Ogden, in eastern Champaign County, then moved eastward through Vermilion County. Two people were killed north of Ogden. Another tornado touched down in southeast Effingham County and moved across Jasper and Clark Counties. One person was killed by this tornado, with 25 injured. 

1963 - A violent tornado, close to F5 strength at times, moved across Kankakee County before continuing into Indiana. The worst damage was in Bourbonnais, Bradley, Exline, and in populated areas north of Kankakee. Several houses completely disappeared. Fifty injuries were reported in Illinois, with one fatality.

1982 - Two late-season snowstorms earlier in the month led to an April record snowfall of 13.4 inches at Peoria. The normal April snowfall is just under an inch. 

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana644295 (1894)23 (1904)
Danville664387 (1977)22 (1904)
Decatur674491 (1937)24 (1907)
Effingham654385 (2002)27 (1951)
Springfield654389 (1937)26 (1997)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana6:12 AM7:33 PM
Danville6:10 AM7:31 PM
Decatur6:16 AM7:36 PM
Effingham6:15 AM7:33 PM
Springfield6:18 AM7:39 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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