Weather Almanac for June 18th

Published 06/18 2013 06:00AM

Updated 01/19 2015 12:31PM

Weather Almanac For 6/18

This Day In Weather History

1835- A tornado moved southeast across west central Illinois, touching down midway between Canton and Fairview. Farms were destroyed before the tornado moved across Canton, where 50 buildings were damaged or destroyed. The tornado killed 8 people, including the founder of Canton and his son.

1998- Severe thunderstorms moved across a large portion of northern and central Illinois. Most of the damage occurred in the northeast part of the state, from near Rockford to the Chicago area. In Boone County, a 120-year-old barn was destroyed. Vehicles were blown off I-80 in Joliet, several schools in the Chicago area had damage, and numerous trees and power lines were blown down. A waterspout also formed on Lake Michigan. One person was injured, when a tree fell on him.

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana836397 (1905)42 (1909)
Danville846298 (1933)44 (1999)
Decatur8563102 (1913)46 (1980)
Effingham856398 (1954)46 (1994)
Springfield846397 (1994)46 (1999)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana5:23 AM8:25 PM
Danville5:21 AM8:22 PM
Decatur5:27 AM8:27 PM
Effingham5:28 AM8:23 PM
Springfield5:30 AM8:29 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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