Weather Almanac for December 22nd

Published 12/22 2012 06:30AM

Updated 02/02 2015 05:46PM

Weather Almanac For 12/22

This Day In Weather History

1989 - Bitter cold gripped a good part of the nation for several days before Christmas. At the peak of the cold wave, temperatures fell to less than 20 below zero with wind chills of 50 to 60 below zero. Peoria reported 11 consecutive days with lows below zero, tying a record; the coldest temperature of 23 below zero on the 22nd was the 5th coldest on record in Peoria. Springfield reported a monthly record low temperature of 21 below zero on the 23rd, as did Champaign on the 22nd; Decatur had its second coldest December temperature on record with a 21 below zero reading on the 22nd.  

Temperature Information




Champaign-Urbana352058 (1890)-16 (1989)
Danville362159 (1931)-25 (1989)
Decatur382261 (1933)-21 (1989)
Effingham382263 (1895)-16 (1989)
Springfield362160 (1994)-18 (1989)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2014

Champaign-Urbana7:12 AM4:31 PM
Danville7:10 AM4:29 PM
Decatur7:14 AM4:35 PM
Effingham7:10 AM4:35 PM
Springfield7:17 AM4:38 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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