Spring has finally arrived, but the colder weather can still occur into April. This map shows the median date of the last spring freeze in central and southeast Illinois. Most of the area favors the period around the middle of April. (click image to enlarge)
A violent tornado, estimated at F4 intensity, touched down north of Rockford near Rockton, moving northeast to near Beloit, WI. Two farms were swept away in Illinois, killing one person near the state line.
Severe thunderstorms moved across central Illinois, producing large hail in many locations, as well as one tornado. This tornado moved across the southeast part of Decatur during the late evening, producing $1.5 million damage and injuring 9 people.