Illinois Weather Trivia for June 28th

6/28/1957
In far east central Illinois, the town of Paris, in Edgar County, reported 10.20 inches of rainfall. This was a major contributor to a record June rainfall total of 17.65 inches, as well as a record year total of 61.59 inches. Weather records in Paris began in 1893.
6/28/1998
Severe thunderstorms moving through central Illinois produced a 79 mph wind gust at the Lincoln airport. The winds blew down hundreds of trees, tree limbs, power poles, and power lines. Several homes sustained damage from falling trees. These same storms later produced a wind gust of 81 mph at the Bloomington airport. Numerous tree limbs and power lines were blown down across the Bloomington/Normal area.

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