Weather Almanac for April 5th

Published 04/05 2013 06:00AM

Updated 04/04 2015 05:29PM

Weather Almanac For 4/5

This Day In Weather History

1988 - The northern 2/3 of the state dealt with a round of severe weather that brought baseball sized hail and 70+ mph winds.  Galesburg reported the baseball sized hail where 700 cars and many homes were damaged for a total of $10 million.  A 77 mph wind gust was reported along with golfball sized hail in East St. Louis.  Taylorville also had a 70 mph wind gust and Decatur reached 69 mph. 

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana593784 (1988)19 (1982)
Danville613984 (1929)20 (1944)
Decatur623985 (1988)15 (1920)
Effingham613985 (1967)23 (2002)
Springfield613986 (1988)17 (1920)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana6:31 AM7:21 PM
Danville6:28 AM7:19 PM
Decatur6:34 AM7:24 PM
Effingham6:33 AM7:22 PM
Springfield6:37 AM7:27 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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