Weather Almanac For 7/9
This Day In Weather History1992 - A large part of central Illinois had large, damaging hail and damaging winds. Golf ball sized hail and 60 mph winds were reported on the west side of Decatur with numerous roofs and automobiles damaged by the hail. Hail grew to nearly the size of baseballs by the times the storms reached the Charleston/Mattoon areas. Total damage from the storms was estimated around $5 million.
2001 - 8 to 10 inches of rain fell in parts of Edgar and Coles Counties, causing widespread flooding. One person died several hours after the heavy rain ended when he drove into a flooded area near Oakland in Coles County.
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|Champaign-Urbana||86||65||99 (1936)||51 (1918)|
|Danville||86||65||103 (1936)||50 (1927)|
|Decatur||88||66||103 (1936)||48 (1961)|
|Effingham||87||66||101 (1966)||51 (1963)|
|Springfield||87||66||103 (1936)||52 (1963)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2016
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|Champaign-Urbana||5:32 AM||8:24 PM|
|Danville||5:30 AM||8:21 PM|
|Decatur||5:36 AM||8:26 PM|
|Effingham||5:37 AM||8:22 PM|
|Springfield||5:39 AM||8:28 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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