Illinois Weather Trivia for May 30th

5/30/2003
Several tornadoes touched down in central Illinois during the early evening. The strongest tornadoes moved across Logan and De Witt Counties. One touched down 4 miles north of Lincoln and moved to Hallsville in De Witt County, while a second tornado moved from Hallsville to southeast of Clinton. These two tornadoes caused an estimated $10 million damage.
5/30/2005
After the unusually wet start to the year, drought conditions had begun to develop over Illinois. Statewide, the spring months amounted to the 4th driest spring on record. Rainfall in May was only 25% to 50% of normal, with moderate drought conditions developing by the end of May. Princeville reported its driest spring on record, with only 3.85 inches of precipitation. Mattoon saw its second driest spring (4.75 inches), with rankings of 3rd driest at Peoria (4.16 inches) and Havana (4.62 inches).

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.
  • Web Site Owner:
  • National Weather Service
  • Central Illinois Weather Forecast Office
  • 1362 State Route 10
  • Lincoln, IL 62656
  • 217-732-3089 (8:30 am to 4 pm)
  • Page Author: ILX Webmaster
  • Web Master's E-mail: w-ilx.webmaster@noaa.gov
  • Page last modified: 13-Sep-2010 5:47 PM UTC