Weather Almanac for May 2nd

Published 05/02 2013 06:00AM

Updated 05/01 2016 04:32PM

Weather Almanac For 5/2

This Day In Weather History

1929 - Winter brought 0.6 inches of snow to Springfield, which is the latest date that measurable snow has fallen in the city.

1942 - Many strong tornadoes moved through central Illinois.  Tornadoes first touched down in eastern Morgan County and the moved northeast.  The tornadoes hit south of New Berlin, then moved across far northwestern Springfield, passing south of Elkhart.  The tornado would not lift until near Waynesville, which is in De Witt County.  The town of Franklin had 105 homes damaged or destroyed with some debris being carried for four miles.  One person died and 12 were injured. 


Temperature Information

 
Averages
Records
 
High
Low
High
Low
Champaign-Urbana 69 47 89 (1901) 28 (1889)
Danville 71 47 90 (1901) 30 (1966)
Decatur 72 48 91 (1901) 30 (1966)
Effingham 70 48 90 (1968) 31 (2005)
Springfield 71 48 89 (1959) 32 (2005)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2016

 
Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana 5:51 AM 7:49 PM
Danville 5:48 AM 7:47 PM
Decatur 5:54 AM 7:52 PM
Effingham 5:54 AM 7:49 PM
Springfield 5:57 AM 7:54 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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