Weather Almanac for July 12th

Published 07/12 2013 06:00AM

Updated 01/22 2015 01:10PM

Weather Almanac For 7/12

This Day In Weather History

1995 - This day kicked off an intense heat wave in the Midwest for four days.  The worst effects of the heat were in Chicago were 583 people died from the heat.  Temperatures in the Midwest reached 105 degrees with heat index numbers at 125.  Electricity and water usage levels reached record levels.  This caused periodic outages.  

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana8565106 (1936)52 (1918)
Danville8665109 (1936)50 (1959)
Decatur8866108 (1936)49 (1898)
Effingham8766106 (1959)50 (1975)
Springfield8766108 (1936)53 (1973)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana5:34 AM8:23 PM
Danville5:32 AM8:20 PM
Decatur5:37 AM8:25 PM
Effingham5:38 AM8:21 PM
Springfield5:41 AM8:27 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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