Weather Almanac for July 16th

Published 07/16 2013 06:00AM

Updated 01/19 2015 05:29PM

Weather Almanac For 7/16

This Day In Weather History

1980- Millions of dollars in damage was done by a strong microburst and blinding rain that hit the south side of Chicago during the morning. Winds were estimated to be as high as 100 mph in the microburst. Further west, the same storm system produced a tornado near the town of Hampshire, destroying two silos containing 48,000 pounds of corn.

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana856598 (1988)50 (1989)
Danville8665102 (1936)46 (1945)
Decatur8866101 (1936)51 (1930)
Effingham8766102 (1988)54 (1967)
Springfield8666104 (1914)55 (1945)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana5:37 AM8:21 PM
Danville5:35 AM8:18 PM
Decatur5:41 AM8:22 PM
Effingham5:42 AM8:18 PM
Springfield5:44 AM8:25 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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