Weather Almanac for August 5th

Published 08/05 2012 06:00AM

Updated 01/22 2015 01:44PM

Weather Almanac For 8/5

This Day In Weather History

1875- Several tornadoes moved across northern and central Illinois. One of the stronger tornadoes touched down in Warren County, the passed just to the north of Galesburg (Knox County). 25 homes were destroyed, with 2 people killed and 15 injured. Another in a series of tornadoes touched down near Knoxville and moved east into northern Peoria County. 14 people were hurt and 20 farms destroyed by this family of tornadoes, described by eyewitnesses as looking like a "monstrous haystack."

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana8464101 (1918)46 (1894)
Danville8464107 (1918)46 (1912)
Decatur8765105 (1918)50 (1994)
Effingham8765107 (1918)49 (1912)
Springfield8565105 (1918)52 (1948)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana5:55 AM8:03 PM
Danville5:52 AM8:00 PM
Decatur5:58 AM8:05 PM
Effingham5:58 AM8:02 PM
Springfield6:01 AM8:08 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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