Weather Almanac for May 15th

Published 05/15 2013 06:00AM

Updated 05/14 2015 09:19PM

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 kille 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 rian fell in parts of DeWitt, Macon, Piatt, and Champaign Counties.

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana735190 (2001)35 (1920)
Danville745192 (1911)33 (1937)
Decatur765294 (1894)35 (1973)
Effingham745291 (1962)38 (1973)
Springfield755291 (1962)36 (1997)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana5:38 AM8:02 PM
Danville5:34 AM8:00 PM
Decatur5:41 AM8:04 PM
Effingham5:41 AM8:00 PM
Springfield5:44 AM8:06 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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