Illinois Weather Trivia for April 13th

4/13/1981
Severe thunderstorms were widespread across Illinois during the afternoon and evening hours. Widespread damage was reported due to hail and wind. The largest hail, 3 inches in diameter, fell at Princeton, in Bureau County. Farmer City, in DeWitt County, had a wind gust of 70 mph. The storms also spawned several tornadoes in the central third of the state. One fatality resulted during the storms. At Kincaid, in Christian County, lightning struck a telephone line, traveled into a house, and blew up a phone, killing the person who was talking on the phone at the time.
4/13/1998
A microburst produced winds around 80 mph in Girard, in northern Macoupin County. Damage occurred in a 6 to 8 block area. Power lines were downed, and fallen trees damaged several homes and a car.

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