Illinois Weather Trivia for October 4th
- A 4.74 inch deluge of rain marked Springfield's wettest October day on record. Records in Springfield date back to 1879.
- Severe thunderstorms moved across parts of central and northern Illinois. A tornado touched down south of Hopedale, in Tazewell County, damaging several homes and other buildings. A brief tornado touchdown was also reported at Carlock, in McLean County, but no damage was reported. The severe storms also produced winds in excess of 60 mph, causing damage to trees, power lines, and buildings in many locations.
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