Weather Almanac for May 19th

Published 05/19 2013 06:00AM

Updated 05/18 2015 03:50PM

Weather Almanac For 5/19

This Day In Weather History

1943 - In May of 1943 many rivers in central Illinois set new records for flooding.  The Sangamon River set a record crest at Riverton on this date at 31.52 feet.  Further downstream, the river reached 33.9 at Petersburg on the 20th and resulted in large sections of the town being flooded.

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana745392 (2012)32 (1894)
Danville755292 (1998)34 (2002)
Decatur775393 (1987)33 (1894)
Effingham755491 (1962)38 (2002)
Springfield765494 (1996)35 (1929)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana5:34 AM8:05 PM
Danville5:31 AM8:04 PM
Decatur5:38 AM8:07 PM
Effingham5:38 AM8:04 PM
Springfield5:41 AM8:10 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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