Weather Almanac for August 23rd

Published 08/23 2012 06:00AM

Updated 01/18 2016 05:23PM

Weather Almanac For 8/23

This Day In Weather History

1939 - A long stretch of dry weather began in central Illinois.  This was the first of 37 consecutive days where no measurable rainfall fell in Springfield.  That's the longest such streak on record. 

2001 - During the evening hours of the 22nd, scattered thunderstorms developed in west central Illinois.  These storms continued into the morning of the 23rd and led to excessive rainfall that caused widespread urban and street flooding.  Rain totals ranged from 6.30" to 8.00" in Hancock County from this event alone.  In Schuyler County, a total of 8.67" was recorded in Brooklyn.  On the LaMoine River, levels rose up to 16 feet in only 4 to 6 hours. 


Temperature Information

 
Averages
Records
 
High
Low
High
Low
{C}
Champaign-Urbana 84 63 98 (1947) 37 (1888)
Danville 84 63 100 (1936) 45 (1923)
Decatur 86 64 100 (1947) 46 (1923)
Effingham 86 63 100 (2007) 48 (1956)
Springfield 85 63 101 (2007) 50 (1952)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2016

 
Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana 6:12 AM 7:37 PM
Danville 6:10 AM 7:35 PM
Decatur 6:16 AM 7:40 PM
Effingham 6:15 AM 7:37 PM
Springfield 6:19 AM 7:43 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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