Illinois Weather Trivia for October 13th
- Late in the afternoon and evening, thunderstorms with torrential rainfall occurred across the western Chicago suburbs. The heaviest rainfall occurred across DuPage, northern Will, and northwest Cook Counties, where 4 to 5 inches of rain fell. Two to 3 feet of standing water was on the streets of downtown Wheaton, widespread flooding occurred in Plainfield and Bolingbrook, and some areas were flooded for days.
- An outbreak of severe weather in the middle and lower Mississippi Valley produced tornadoes as far north as central Illinois. One tornado was on the ground for 10 miles in Shelby and Macon Counties, producing EF2-strength damage along the county line northeast of Moweaqua. A second tornado briefly touched down just south of the Decatur Airport, and a third remained in open areas of northeast Macon County.
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