Illinois Weather Trivia for June 6th
- A tornado estimated to be F3 strength ripped apart the town of Tampico, in northwest Illinois. No deaths were reported, but 20 people were injured.
- Hail up to 3-1/2 inches in diameter fell in St. Clair County, in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Major damage occurred in Belleville, Cahokia, Freeburg, and Millstadt. Crops were smashed, and trees were stripped of leaves. $9 million damage was reported to vehicles, and $4.5 million damage to buildings.
- Strong thunderstorms pushed across southeast Illinois during the early morning, producing widespread rainfall of 3 to 7 inches. The highest total of 9.10 inches occurred south of Martinsville, in Clark County. Nearly 100 homes in the county were damaged from the resulting flash flooding, and every county road as well as portions of I-70 was closed due to high water.
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