Weather Almanac for September 28th

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Weather Almanac For 9/28

This Day In Weather History

1939 – Springfield ended a 37 day streak of dry no precipitation more than a trace.  The month of September had 0.14″ of water total which stood as the driest September on record until 1979.

1942 – Unseasonably cold weather brought September record low temperatures to Champaign at 29 degrees and Peoria at 24. 

1972 – Lake County had a strong tornado move across North Chicago and into Lake Michigan.  There was $1 million in damage, most of which was at the Great Lakes Navel Training Center where many barracks were destroyed. 

Temperature Information

 
Averages
Records
 
High
Low
High
Low
{C}
Champaign-Urbana 73 49 94 (1953) 29 (1942)
Danville 74 50 94 (1939) 28 (1942)
Decatur 75 50 96 (1953) 28 (1942)
Effingham 74 49 96 (1953) 36 (1975)
Springfield 74 49 94 (1953) 33 (1942)

Sunrise/Sunset For 2016

 
Sunrise
Sunset
Champaign-Urbana 6:47 AM 6:39 PM
Danville 6:44 AM 6:37 PM
Decatur 6:50 AM 6:42 PM
Effingham 6:48 AM 6:41 PM
Springfield 6:52 AM 6:45 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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