Weather Almanac for August 31st

Published 07/29 2013 05:58PM

Updated 01/22 2015 04:13PM

Weather Almanac For 8/30

This Day In Weather History

1936- In the meteorological community, summer is considered to be the months of June, July, and August. The summer of 1936 finished with an average temperature of 81.0 degrees in Springfield, the warmest summer on record. During the month of August alone, 11 days had temperatures which still serve as record highs for the city. August 1936 saw an average high temperature of 94.1 degrees.

1947- August 1947 was a hot month in central Illinois. Springfield's average high temperature during the month was a scorching 94.9 degrees.

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana836198 (2011)39 (1915)
Danville836198 (1953)39 (1915)
Decatur8562100 (1933)40 (1915)
Effingham8561102 (1953)41 (1967)
Springfield846199 (1953)46 (1963)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana6:19 AM7:26 PM
Danville6:17 AM7:24 PM
Decatur6:23 AM7:29 PM
Effingham6:22 AM7:27 PM
Springfield6:25 AM7:32 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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