Weather Almanac For 6/14
This Day In Weather History1957 - Springfield was hit by a severe storm that brought a tornado, high winds, and large hail. The tornado was rated as an F4 and moved across the south and southeast sides of Springfield. 25 homes were destroyed and another 175 were severely damaged. Property damage totaled around $3 million. A 98 mph wind was noted at the Capital Airport, which is still the record high wind speed for the city. Two people were killed and over 50 more were injured. Another tornado touched down in downtown Jacksonville, destroying or damaging 40 buildings.
1974 - A tornado skipped along a 53 mile long path across northwest and west central Illinois. The tornado first touched down just southeast of the Quad Cities and moved southeast inot Knox County. 200 homes were damaged or destroyed in Abingdon (southwestern Knox County).
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|Champaign-Urbana||82||62||100 (1987)||45 (1942)|
|Danville||83||61||97 (1920)||40 (1959)|
|Decatur||84||62||103 (1987)||44 (1933)|
|Effingham||84||62||96 (1967)||45 (1959)|
|Springfield||83||62||100 (1987)||45 (1955)|
Sunrise/Sunset For 2015
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|Champaign-Urbana||5:23 AM||8:23 PM|
|Danville||5:21 AM||8:21 PM|
|Decatur||5:27 AM||8:25 PM|
|Effingham||5:28 AM||8:21 PM|
|Springfield||5:30 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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