Weather Almanac for April 8th

Published 04/08 2013 06:00AM

Updated 04/07 2015 06:29PM

Weather Almanac For 4/8

This Day In Weather History

1999 - Severe thunderstorms moved across central Illinois bringing several tornadoes.  In Hancock County, the town of Hamilton had significant damage with 144 homes destroyed or damaged by a tornado of F3 strenght.  Two radio and TV towers were also destroyed.  Damages totaled to about $10 million.  in far southeast Cass County, one person was killed in Ashland when a tornado hit a trailer park.  Damage in Ashland was estimated around $1.8 million.  Further east, another tornado destroyed a trailer north of Cisco, killing a second person.   

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana603883 (2001)20 (1972)
Danville624084 (2001)17 (1936)
Decatur634085 (2001)18 (1972)
Effingham624085 (1965)21 (1972)
Springfield624086 (2001)22 (1997)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana6:26 AM7:24 PM
Danville6:24 AM7:22 PM
Decatur6:29 AM7:27 PM
Effingham6:28 AM7:24 PM
Springfield6:32 AM7:30 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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