Illinois Weather Trivia for April 2nd
- A tornado touched down in Montgomery County, 4 miles east southeast of Farmersville, and moved northeast into Christian County, passing just northwest of Morrisonville. The Lone Elm School lost its roof, but only one of the 25 people inside was injured.
- A very late-winter storm paralyzed parts of the Chicago metropolitan area with up to 20 inches of heavy wet snow. The storm dumped snow across west central through northeast Illinois; further south, freezing rain fell as far south as Peoria. Fifty deaths were reported; most were from heart attacks, overexertion while shoveling snow, and abandoning stalled vehicles.
- An outbreak of 25 tornadoes occurred across central and southeas Illinois. While most of these were of F0 or F1 intensity, one strong tornado tracked across Macon County southwest of Decatur. Several homes and businesses were damaged in Taylorville and Pana; two tornadoes moved across southern parts of Springfield, affecting nearly the same locations as the March 12 tornadoes.
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