Weather Almanac for April 2nd

Published 04/02 2013 06:30AM

Updated 04/01 2016 06:09PM

Weather Almanac For 4/2

This Day In Weather History

1964 - A tornado touched down 4 miles southeast of Farmersville and moved northeast into Christian County.  The tornado passed just northwest of Morrisonville.  The Lone Elm School lost its roof, but only one of the 25 people inside were injured.  

1975 - 20 inches of heavy wet snow fell on Chicago and paralyzed parts of the city.  The late winter storm dumped snow across west central through northeast Illinois.  Further south, freezing rain fell as far south as Peoria.  Fifty deaths were reported, most of which were from heart attacks and overexertion from shoveling snow as well as abandoning stalled vehicles.  

2006 - An outbreak of 25 tornadoes occurred across central and southeast Illinois.  While most of these were only an F0 or F1 one strong tornado moved through parts of Macon County, just southwest of Decatur.  Several homes and businesses were damaged in Taylorville and Pana.  Two tornadoes moved across southern parts of Springfield, affecting nearly the same locations as the March 12th tornadoes. 

Temperature Information

Champaign-Urbana 57 36 81 (1932) 15 (1899)
Danville 60 38 82 (2012) 17 (1899)
Decatur 61 38 85 (1940) 20 (1961)
Effingham 59 38 86 (2012) 23 (1961)
Springfield 59 38 87 (2012) 21 (1961)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2016

Champaign-Urbana 6:34 AM 7:19 PM
Danville 6:32 AM 7:16 PM
Decatur 6:37 AM 7:22 PM
Effingham 6:36 AM 7:19 PM
Springfield 6:40 AM 7:24 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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