Weather Almanac for April 18th

Published 04/18 2013 06:00AM

Updated 01/14 2016 03:22PM

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

 
Averages
Records
 
High
Low
High
Low
Champaign-Urbana 64 42 87 (1977) 26 (1983)
Danville 66 43 87 (1977) 26 (1936)
Decatur 67 44 87 (2002) 27 (1983)
Effingham 66 43 86 (2002) 28 (2001)
Springfield 66 43 87 (2004) 27 (1983)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2016

 
Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana 6:10 AM 7:35 PM
Danville 6:07 AM 7:33 PM
Decatur 6:13 AM 7:38 PM
Effingham 6:12 AM 7:35 PM
Springfield 6:16 AM 7:40 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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