Illinois Weather Trivia for June 14th

6/14/1957
An F4 tornado moved across the south and southeast sides of Springfield. The tornado destroyed 25 homes and severely damaged 175 others; property damage was around $3 million. On the north side of town, the storms produced a wind gust of 98 mph at Capital Airport, which still stands as Springfield's record wind speed. Two people died during the storm, with over 50 injured. A separate tornado touched down in downtown Jacksonville, destroying or damaging 40 buildings.
6/14/1974
A tornado took an intermittent 53 mile long path across northwest and west central Illinois. The tornado first touched down just southeast of the Quad Cities, and moved southeast into Knox County. In Abingdon (southwestern Knox County), 200 homes were damaged or destroyed.

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