Illinois Weather Trivia for May 14th
- A tornado tracked from near Quincy to Macomb, injuring 8 people. Another tornado touched down in western Sangamon County, moving from New Berlin to near Pleasant Plains, destroying several buildings.
- A late-season, 3-day snowstorm produced a total of 7.3 inches of snow in Springfield, with 6.1 of those inches falling on this date.
- Severe thunderstorms developed in DeWitt County, located between Bloomington and Decatur, and moved northward. The storms produced a wind gust of 73 mph at the Bloomington airport. In the Marshall County town of Wenona, winds up to 100 mph destroyed several barns and farm buildings. LaSalle County had 2 inch diameter hail and 60 mph winds; in Mendota, nearly every building in town sustained some damage.
- Rivers across central Illinois were at signficant flood levels due to the heavy rain from the 11th. At Danville, the Vermilion River crested at a record 31.6 feet, nearly 14 feet above flood stage. Damage to the water treatment plant there was estimated at $10 million.
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