Weather Almanac For 4/29
This Day In Weather History1947 - Several homes and a tavern were destroyed as a tornado hit the western part of Kingston Mines, which is in souther Peoria County. The tornado could be seen from Pekin where debris actually fell from the tornado. Another tornado hit Kingston Mines about 15 minutes later and this one destroyed the post office, barns, and two taverns.
1998 - Severe thunderstorms that developed over Logan and McLean Counties brought a large amount of rain and caused flash flooding. Most of this was along I-55. Lincoln had 4 inches of rain in 3 hours. Most of the flooding occurred from Lincoln to Ellsworth. Over 1,000 buildings in Logan County sustained water damage. Damage was estimated around $1.5 million.
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|Champaign-Urbana||68||46||90 (1899)||32 (1977)|
|Danville||70||47||91 (1899)||29 (1977)|
|Decatur||71||48||94 (1894)||30 (1988)|
|Effingham||69||47||83 (1981)||31 (1996)|
|Springfield||70||47||89 (1910)||32 (1958)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2016
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|Champaign-Urbana||5:55 AM||7:46 PM|
|Danville||5:52 AM||7:44 PM|
|Decatur||5:58 AM||7:49 PM|
|Effingham||5:58 AM||7:46 PM|
|Springfield||6:01 AM||7:51 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.