Weather Almanac for August 4th

Published 08/04 2012 06:00AM

Updated 01/22 2015 01:51PM

Weather Almanac For 8/4

This Day In Weather History

1968- Thunderstorms in east central Illinois produced 5.40 inches of rain at Danville. This edged out a 5.08 inch rainstorm in 1949 to establish a 24-hour rainfall record for the city.

2008- A derecho (well-organized, long-lasting, bowing line of severe thunderstorms) rolled across the northern portion of the state, producing a widespread swath of 50 to 70 mph winds, with localized gusts as high as 90 mph. Trees, limbs, and power lines were knocked down, and tornadoes were reported in Bloomindale, Bolingbrook, and Orland Park. The storms were also accompanied by thousands of lightning strikes. Wrigley Field was evacuated during a Cubs game as the storms approached.

Temperature Information


Champaign-Urbana846499 (1947)46 (1894)
Danville8464102 (1916)47 (1912)
Decatur8765104 (1918)45 (1912)
Effingham8765110 (1918)46 (1912)
Springfield8565106 (1918)51 (1912)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2015

Champaign-Urbana5:54 AM8:04 PM
Danville5:51 AM8:01 PM
Decatur5:57 AM8:06 PM
Effingham5:57 AM8:03 PM
Springfield6:00 AM8:09 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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