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 Sprites observed on August 26. Photo by Shae Cohan
Shae Cohan photographed these sprites on August 26.  Sprites are electrical discharges that occur above thunderstorms, typically at an altitude of 30 to 55 miles.  The picture was taken from Macomb, although the storms in question were southeast of Springfield near Taylorville.  
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2014 Event Summaries:
Jan 4-5 -- Winter Storm
Jan 6-7 -- Bitter Cold Wind Chills
Feb 17 -- Ice, Snow and Snow Rollers
Feb 20 -- Tornado Outbreak
2013-14 Snowy & Bitter Cold Winter
May 21 -- Hail & Flooding East Central IL
May 28 -- Landspout Tornadoes

Illinois Weather Trivia
9/19/2002
Strong to severe thunderstorms moved across parts of north central and northeast Illinois. In McHenry County, 2.4 inches of rain fell in Harvard in 35 minutes, producing some street flooding.
For more weather history, visit our Illinois Weather Trivia page!


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