Illinois Weather Trivia for April 12th
- A tornado touched down 2 miles southeast of Lincoln, and moved northeast to Waynesville. The tornado peaked at F2 intensity. No deaths were reported. Another tornado touched down in Douglas County, 4 miles northeast of Atwood, killing a mother and baby.
- A family of small tornadoes moved across Adams County, accompanied by downburst winds. Damage in Quincy was reported to be $2.2 million, with significant damage to the business district, including the loss of the courthouse dome.
- Widespread temperatures in the 20s occurred on the 11th and 12th. Because of the unseasonably warm weather over the previous few weeks, many crops and plants were growing well ahead of schedule, and were significantly damaged by the freezing temperatures.
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