Weather Almanac for February 5th

Published 02/05 2013 06:30AM

Updated 02/04 2015 04:01PM

Weather Almanac For 2/5

This Day In Weather History

2008 - Dense fog caused by mild temperatures, rain and a quickly melting snowpack closed numerous schools and causing many traffic accidents.  One person in Vermilion County was killed in an accident.  In the afternoon, thunderstorms formed along a warm front.  This led to some severe weather south of I-70, with winds gusting from 60 to 70 mph.  Flash flooding was reported on both sides of the front, due to the heavy rain and quickly melting snow.       

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana351862 (1938)-14 (1902)
Danville372163 (1938)-18 (1979)
Decatur382166 (1938)-16 (1976)
Effingham382163 (2008)-12 (1979)
Springfield372066 (1938)-12 (1979)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana6:58 AM5:17 PM
Danville6:55 AM5:14 PM
Decatur7:00 AM5:20 PM
Effingham6:57 AM5:20 PM
Springfield7:03 AM5:23 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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