Weather Almanac for August 17th

Published 08/17 2012 06:00AM

Updated 08/16 2015 04:36PM

Weather Almanac For 8/17

This Day In Weather History

1948 - 3 barns and 2 homes were destroyed as a strong tornado moved across Warren and Mercer Counties.  Losses from the accompanying hailstrorm were in the millions of dollars. 

1988 - High temperatures of 100 to 105 in central Illinois broke records in central Illinois.  Champaign's high of 102 degrees was the warmest August temperature on record.


Temperature Information

 
Averages
Records
 
High
Low
High
Low
Champaign-Urbana 84 63 102 (1988) 50 (1963)
Danville 84 63 102 (1988) 47 (1929)
Decatur 86 64 104 (1988) 51 (1992)
Effingham 86 64 102 (1988) 48 (2004)
Springfield 85 64 101 (1988) 53 (2004)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

 
Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana 6:06 AM 7:47 PM
Danville 6:04 AM 7:45 PM
Decatur 6:09 AM 7:50 PM
Effingham 6:09 AM 7:47 PM
Springfield 6:12 AM 7:52 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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