Illinois Weather Trivia for April 7th

4/7/1948
A violent tornado in northeast Illinois touched down 2 miles northwest of Manteno, and tracked into Indiana. Three people were killed north of Grant Park, with 25 injured. Other strong tornadoes in the area moved from near Coal City to Braidwood, and from Calumet City into Indiana. Further south, two strong tornadoes occurred across the northern parts of Champaign and Vermilion Counties.
4/7/1982
Record cold occurred across central Illinois. Peoria's record low of 14 degrees tied the month's record, first set in 1920. Champaign's low of 16 degrees broke the city's April low temperature record.
4/7/1998
Severe thunderstorms moved across central Illinois during the afternoon, producing nearly two dozen tornadoes. Many of these were in Mason County, with the town of Bath receiving the worst damage. Further east, a tornado in Moultrie County touched down south of Cadwell, and moved to Bourbon in Douglas County. Nine homes were damaged or destroyed, as well as numerous outbuildings. Ahead of the tornado, the town of Arthur received softball-size hail.

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