Weather Almanac for August 5th

Published 08/05 2012 06:00AM

Updated 08/04 2015 10:10PM

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
 
Averages
Records
 
High
Low
High
Low
Champaign-Urbana 84 64 101 (1918) 46 (1894)
Danville 84 64 107 (1918) 46 (1912)
Decatur 87 65 105 (1918) 50 (1994)
Effingham 87 65 107 (1918) 49 (1912)
Springfield 85 65 105 (1918) 52 (1948)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

 
Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana 5:55 AM 8:03 PM
Danville 5:52 AM 8:00 PM
Decatur 5:58 AM 8:05 PM
Effingham 5:58 AM 8:02 PM
Springfield 6:01 AM 8:08 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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