Weather Almanac for May 2nd

Published 05/02 2013 06:00AM

Updated 05/01 2015 04:15PM

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 measureable 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


Champaign-Urbana694789 (1901)28 (1889)
Danville714790 (1901)30 (1966)
Decatur724891 (1901)30 (1966)
Effingham704890 (1968)31 (2005)
Springfield714889 (1959)32 (2005)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana5:52 AM7:49 PM
Danville5:49 AM7:46 PM
Decatur5:55 AM7:51 PM
Effingham5:55 AM7:48 PM
Springfield5:58 AM7:54 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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