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 touched down a few miles north of Ogden, in eastern Champaign County, then moved eastward through Vermilion County. Two people were killed north of Ogden. Another tornado touched down in southeast Effingham County and moved across Jasper and Clark Counties. One person was killed by this tornado, with 25 injured.
A violent tornado, close to F5 strength at times, moved across Kankakee County before continuing into Indiana. The worst damage was in Bourbonnais, Bradley, Exline, and in populated areas north of Kankakee. Several houses completely disappeared. Fifty injuries were reported in Illinois, with one fatality.
Two late-season snowstorms earlier in the month led to an April record snowfall of 13.4 inches at Peoria. The normal April snowfall is just under an inch.