Weather Almanac for April 6th

Published 04/06 2013 06:00AM

Updated 04/04 2015 05:29PM

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


Champaign-Urbana593881 (2010)17 (1982)
Danville613983 (1929)17 (1982)
Decatur624085 (1967)18 (1982)
Effingham613986 (1988)21 (1982)
Springfield613985 (2010)19 (1982)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana6:29 AM7:22 PM
Danville6:26 AM7:20 PM
Decatur6:32 AM7:25 PM
Effingham6:31 AM7:23 PM
Springfield6:35 AM7:28 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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