Weather Almanac for May 30th

Published 05/30 2013 06:00AM

Updated 01/15 2015 05:53AM

Weather Almanac For 5/30

This Day In Weather History

2003 - Central Illinois had several tornadoes touch down during the early evening.  Logan and De Witt Counties had the strongest tornadoes.  One touched down 4 mils north of Lincoln and moved to Hallsville in De Witt County, while a second tornado moved from Hallsville to southeast of Clinton.  These two tornadoes caused an estimated $10 million in damage. 

2005 - Although 2005 started very wet, drougth conditions had already started over Illinois.  The spring months amounted to the 4th driest Spring on record for the State.  Rainfall in May was only 25% to 50% of normal, with moderate drought conditions developing by the end of May.  Princeville reported its driest spring on record, with only 3.85 inches of precipitation.  Mattoon saw its second driest spring at 4.75". 

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana785793 (1934)35 (1889)
Danville795695 (1942)34 (1961)
Decatur805798 (1934)36 (1924)
Effingham795792 (1953)40 (1961)
Springfield795796 (1934)40 (1966)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana5:27 AM8:14 PM
Danville5:24 AM8:12 PM
Decatur5:31 AM8:16 PM
Effingham5:31 AM8:13 PM
Springfield5:34 AM8:19 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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