Weather Almanac for May 15th

Published 05/15 2013 06:00AM

Updated 01/14 2016 04:45PM

Weather Almanac For 5/15

This Day In Weather History

1968 - In 55 minutes 6 tornadoes moved through DeWitt County.  Most of the damage was in the northern part of the county from Wayesville to Farmer City, with the most severe damage in Wapella.  Four people were killed and 56 injured in the Wapella and Waynesvill areas.  This outbreak was one of 3 which moved through central Illinois that day.  A large area of 7 to 10 inches of rain fell in parts of DeWitt, Macon, Piatt, and Champaign Counties.


Temperature Information

 
Averages
Records
 
High
Low
High
Low
Champaign-Urbana 73 51 90 (2001) 35 (1920)
Danville 74 51 92 (1911) 33 (1937)
Decatur 76 52 94 (1894) 35 (1973)
Effingham 74 52 91 (1962) 38 (1973)
Springfield 75 52 91 (1962) 36 (1997)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2016

 
Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana 5:37 AM 8:02 PM
Danville 5:34 AM 8:00 PM
Decatur 5:41 AM 8:04 PM
Effingham 5:41 AM 8:01 PM
Springfield 5:43 AM 8:07 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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