Weather Almanac for May 1st

Published 05/01 2013 06:00AM

Updated 01/14 2016 03:57PM

Weather Almanac For 5/1

This Day In Weather History

1983 - East St. Louis was hit by many tornadoes, the strongest of which started in Missouri, then moved across the Mississippi River and then passed through Granite City and Edwardsville.  This storm caused $400,000 in damage.  Another tornado near Lebanon injured 20 people.  Further north, a tornado in Greenfield injured 15 people and caused extensive damage

2012 - One single cell formed in the afternoon hours in Piatt County and brought tornado touchdowns to Piatt, Champaign, and Vermilion Counties.  The damage was minor and no one was injured, but the location of the tornado warnings (including Champaign, Urbana, and Danville) caused quite a ruckus.  You can get more on this storm in The Weather Vault


Temperature Information

 
Averages
Records
 
High
Low
High
Low
Champaign-Urbana 69 47 88 (1952) 26 (1903)
Danville 70 47 89 (1901) 27 (1903)
Decatur 72 48 92 (1895) 26 (1903)
Effingham 70 48 89 (2007) 31 (1963)
Springfield 70 48 88 (1952) 32 (1963)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2016

 
Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana 5:52 AM 7:48 PM
Danville 5:50 AM 7:46 PM
Decatur 5:56 AM 7:51 PM
Effingham 5:55 AM 7:48 PM
Springfield 5:58 AM 7:53 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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