Weather Almanac for July 11th

Published 07/11 2012 06:00AM

Updated 01/19 2015 05:20PM

Weather Almanac For 7/11

This Day In Weather History

1909- A tornado in the eastern St. Louis metropolitan area began as a waterspout on the Mississippi River, driving a steamer in to a bridge. On land, the tornado destroyed several barns and damaged 15 homes and two factories in the west part of Alton. 

1936- Intense heat continues to stifle the residents of central Illinois. Record highs were established at Lincoln, with 109 degrees; Peoria, 108 degrees; Decatur, 107 degrees; and 105 degrees at both Springfield and Champaign.

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana8565105 (1936)47 (1898)
Danville8665111 (1936)45 (1898)
Decatur8866107 (1936)46 (1898)
Effingham8766101 (1966)49 (1953)
Springfield8766105 (1936)50 (1999)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana5:33 AM8:23 PM
Danville5:31 AM8:21 PM
Decatur5:36 AM8:26 PM
Effingham5:38 AM8:21 PM
Springfield5:40 AM8:28 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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