Weather Almanac for April 30th

Published 04/30 2013 06:00AM

Updated 01/14 2016 03:54PM

Weather Almanac For 4/30

This Day In Weather History

1962 - A squall line crossed the state from southeast to northeast as it moved from St. Louis to Chicago.  The area from Hardin to Springfield to Hoopeston was greatly affected as was the area from Pontiac to Joliet to Chicago.  The southern end of the squall line experienced winds of 55 to 90 mph, while the northern end had winds of 65 to 110 mph with unofficial gusts to 135 mph.  At Rantoul, two people were killed by falling debris.  In Springfield, a boy was killed when a chimney fell through a school roof. 


Temperature Information

 
Averages
Records
 
High
Low
High
Low
Champaign-Urbana 68 46 88 (2001) 31 (1903)
Danville 70 47 90 (1942) 28 (1958)
Decatur 71 48 92 (1894) 31 (1988)
Effingham 70 47 89 (1987) 31 (1969)
Springfield 70 47 88 (2007) 34 (1971)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2016

 
Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana 5:53 AM 7:47 PM
Danville 5:51 AM 7:45 PM
Decatur 5:57 AM 7:50 PM
Effingham 5:57 AM 7:47 PM
Springfield 6:00 AM 7:52 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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