Weather Almanac for April 6th

Published 04/06 2013 06:00AM

Updated 01/08 2016 05:04PM

Weather Almanac For 4/6

This Day In Weather History

1972 - A tornado first touched down near Bogota, which is southwest of Newton in southeast Illinois.  The tornado, which was estimated to be an F3, destroyed barns, homes and timber.  Three people were killed in homes about a mile apart. 

1988 - High winds caused many problems in northeast Illinois.  97 windows were blown out of the Sears Tower and the state's oldest tree, estimated to be 700 years old, was blown over.  Wind gusts reached 75 mph at the Chicago lakefront, 60 mph in Bloomington, and 59 in Decatur. 

Temperature Information

 
Averages
Records
 
High
Low
High
Low
Champaign-Urbana 59 38 81 (2010) 17 (1982)
Danville 61 39 83 (1929) 17 (1982)
Decatur 62 40 85 (1967) 18 (1982)
Effingham 61 39 86 (1988) 21 (1982)
Springfield 61 39 85 (2010) 19 (1982)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2016

 
Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana 6:28 AM 7:23 PM
Danville 6:26 AM 7:21 PM
Decatur 6:31 AM 7:26 PM
Effingham 6:30 AM 7:23 PM
Springfield 6:34 AM 7:28 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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