Weather Almanac for May 23rd

Published 05/23 2013 06:00AM

Updated 05/22 2015 03:04PM

Weather Almanac For 5/23

This Day In Weather History

1878 - A tornado that would reach F4 strength touched down 6 miles east northeast of Elgin and moved to near Barrington.  A farm house was carried 150 feet high before shattering, killing the two occupants.

1943 - The Illinois River was going through record flooding.  Peoria crested at 28.8 feet, marking the highest crest at that site on record.  Further downstream, more records fell.  Havana set a record at 27.2 feet on the 25th and at Beardstown on the 26th at 29.7 feet.

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana765492 (1975)35 (1889)
Danville765494 (1921)33 (1963)
Decatur785596 (1921)35 (1961)
Effingham765590 (1972)39 (1963)
Springfield775592 (1964)36 (1963)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana5:31 AM8:09 PM
Danville5:28 AM8:07 PM
Decatur5:35 AM8:11 PM
Effingham5:35 AM8:07 PM
Springfield5:38 AM8:14 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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