Published 08/23 2012 06:00AM

Updated 01/22 2015 04:42PM

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


Champaign-Urbana846398 (1947)37 (1888)
Danville8463100 (1936)45 (1923)
Decatur8664100 (1947)46 (1923)
Effingham8663100 (2007)48 (1956)
Springfield8563101 (2007)50 (1952)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana6:12 AM7:39 PM
Danville6:10 AM7:35 PM
Decatur6:16 AM7:40 PM
Effingham6:14 AM7:38 PM
Springfield6:18 AM7:44 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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