Weather Almanac for April 18th

Published 04/18 2013 06:00AM

Updated 04/17 2015 10:28PM

Weather Almanac For 4/18

This Day In Weather History

1880 - An estimated F4 tornado touched down north of Rockford near Rockton.  The storm moved northeast to near Beloit, Wisconsin.  Two farms were swept away in Illinois, killing one person near the state line.  

1996 - Large hail and a tornado came to central Illinois.  The tornado moved across the southeast part of Decatur during the late evening producing $1.5 million in damage and injuring 9 people.   You can get more on this by checking out our "weather vault" section.

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana644287 (1977)26 (1983)
Danville664387 (1977)26 (1936)
Decatur674487 (2002)27 (1983)
Effingham664386 (2002)28 (2001)
Springfield664387 (2004)27 (1983)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana6:11 AM7:34 PM
Danville6:08 AM7:32 PM
Decatur6:14 AM7:37 PM
Effingham6:13 AM7:34 PM
Springfield6:17 AM7:40 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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