Weather Almanac for June 3rd

Published 06/03 2013 06:00AM

Updated 01/19 2015 03:45PM

Weather Almanac For 6/3

This Day In Weather History

1860- The "Great Tornado of the Northwest" (actually a complex family of tornadoes) moved from Iowa into northern Illinois. The greatest death told of 124 people occurred in an area extending from near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Albany, Illinois (northeast of Moline). The death toll includes 23 people on a raft, which was destroyed as the tornado moved across the Mississippi River.

1887- A tornado or waterspout touched down on the Wabash River, about 5 miles north of its mouth with the Ohio River. Three people drowned when a boat was overturned at Old Shawneetown.

1990- Strong winds to near 60 mph affected a large area of northern and east central Illinois. A 13-mile stretch of Interstate 57 was closed from Arcola to Mattoon due to blowing dust. Some damage occurred to trees, power lines, and roofs.

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana795898 (1895)38 (1910)
Danville805799 (1934)40 (1956)
Decatur8158100 (1934)39 (1929)
Effingham805993 (2002)43 (1956)
Springfield8058100 (1911)41 (1929)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana5:25 AM8:17 PM
Danville5:23 AM8:15 PM
Decatur5:29 AM8:19 PM
Effingham5:29 AM8:15 PM
Springfield5:32 AM8:22 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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