Weather Almanac for May 17th

Published 05/17 2013 06:00AM

Updated 01/15 2015 07:10AM

Weather Almanac For 5/17

This Day In Weather History

1991 - Severe thunderstorms brought baseball size hail to central and southeast Illinois during the afternoon and evening hours.  The Baseball-size hail was reported in Oakwood, which is in Vermilion County.  There was also hail with a diameter of 2" reporteed in Minonk, which is in Vermilion County.  A semi was overturned in Elkhart (Logan County) due to an 80 mph wind gust.  Several trees were also blown over.

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana745290 (1987)32 (1891)
Danville755292 (1911)33 (1973)
Decatur765392 (1987)35 (1895)
Effingham745394 (2001)38 (1973)
Springfield755395 (1962)35 (1973)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana5:36 AM8:03 PM
Danville5:32 AM8:02 PM
Decatur5:39 AM8:06 PM
Effingham5:40 AM8:02 PM
Springfield5:42 AM8:08 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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