Weather Almanac for April 7th

Published 04/07 2013 06:00AM

Updated 01/08 2016 05:06PM

Weather Almanac For 4/7

This Day In Weather History

1948 - A violent tornado in northeast Illinois touched down 2 miles northwest of Manteno and moved into Indiana.  Three people were killed north of Grant Park with 25 injured.  Other strong tornadoes in the area moved from near Coal City to Braidwood and from Calumet City into Indiana.  Further south, two strong tornadoes occurred across the northern parts of Champaign and Vermilion Counties. 

1982 - A record cold settled in for the morning hours.  Champaign dropped to 16 degrees, which broke the city's April low temperature record. 

1998 - Two dozen tornadoes touched down during the afternoon hours as severe t-storms moved through the central part of the state.  Many of the tornadoes were in Mason County with the town of Bath receiving the worst damage.  In Moultrie County, a tornado touched down south of Cadwell and moved to Bourbon in Douglas County.  Nine homes were damaged or destroyed as well as numerous outbuildings.  Ahead of the tornado, the town of Arthur received softball sized hail. 

Temperature Information

Champaign-Urbana 60 38 84 (1893) 16 (1994)
Danville 62 39 83 (1986) 12 (1982)
Decatur 63 40 83 (1948) 15 (1982)
Effingham 61 39 82 (1959) 21 (1994)
Springfield 61 40 85 (2001) 20 (1990)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2016

Champaign-Urbana 6:26 AM 7:24 PM
Danville 6:24 AM 7:22 PM
Decatur 6:30 AM 7:27 PM
Effingham 6:29 AM 7:24 PM
Springfield 6:32 AM 7:29 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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