Weather Almanac for August 16th

Published 08/16 2012 06:00AM

Updated 01/22 2015 03:27PM

Weather Almanac For 8/16

This Day In Weather History

1987 - Severe thunderstorms rolled through central and northern Illinois that brought damaging winds, large hail, and up to 5 inches of rain.  Winds gusted between 60 and 80 mph in an area from Moline and Galesburg and reached 75 mph in Quincy.  The Illinois State Fair had an 80 mph gust that toppled two tents.  58 people were injured from the tents.  Damage from the day totaled $12 million, most of which was due to winds that accentuated flooding in the Chicago area.

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana8464101 (1988)51 (2004)
Danville8463100 (1988)46 (1929)
Decatur8665105 (1988)49 (1929)
Effingham8764100 (1988)46 (2004)
Springfield8564102 (1988)47 (2004)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana6:05 AM7:49 PM
Danville6:03 AM7:46 PM
Decatur6:08 AM7:51 PM
Effingham6:08 AM7:48 PM
Springfield6:11 AM7:54 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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