Weather Almanac for April 9th

Published 04/09 2013 06:00AM

Updated 04/09 2016 08:26PM

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

 
Averages
Records
 
High
Low
High
Low
Champaign-Urbana 60 39 84 (2001) 19 (1997)
Danville 62 40 85 (2001) 19 (1997)
Decatur 64 41 85 (2001) 18 (1997)
Effingham 62 40 84 (2001) 22 (1974)
Springfield 62 40 87 (2001) 19 (1997)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2016

 
Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana 6:23 AM 7:26 PM
Danville 6:21 AM 7:24 PM
Decatur 6:26 AM 7:29 PM
Effingham 6:26 AM 7:26 PM
Springfield 6:29 AM 7:31 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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