Weather Almanac for April 9th

Published 04/09 2013 06:00AM

Updated 04/09 2015 12:03AM

Weather Almanac For 4/9

This Day In Weather History

1953 - The first "hook echo" was seen on radar by equipment at the University of Illinois Airport, just south of Champaign.  Studies of the radar image from that day showed that a tornado of significant size and intensity could be detected, identified by a hook shape on the southwest edge of a thunderstorm. 

1982 - The second of two late-season snowstorms affected much of Illinois over a 3-day period ending on this date.  The heaviest snow reports were from Peoria to near macomb with up to 7 inches of snow.  Snowfall in excess of 5 inches were found in a wide area extending from Quincy east to Bloomington.   

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana603984 (2001)19 (1997)
Danville624085 (2001)19 (1997)
Decatur644185 (2001)18 (1997)
Effingham624084 (2001)22 (1974)
Springfield624087 (2001)19 (1997)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana6:25 AM7:25 PM
Danville6:22 AM7:23 PM
Decatur6:28 AM7:28 PM
Effingham6:27 AM7:25 PM
Springfield6:31 AM7:31 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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