Illinois Weather Trivia for June 7th

A violent tornado moved across Washington County, from near Covington to New Minden. Near the tornado's endpoint, 4 people were killed while running to their storm cellar. Another violent tornado in southern Clark County destroyed or damaged every building in Old York. The tornado tracked for 15 miles, crossing into Indiana.
Parts of the Chicago metropolitan area were flooded after thunderstorms produced 2-5 inches of rain in a 3 hour period. This type of a rainstorm in that area has an average occurrence rate of once every 30-60 years. Over the period of a day, up to 6.50 inches of rain fell, producing one of greater floods noted in that area.
A single supercell thunderstorm developed over western Illinois and moved east to the Indiana border, producing 8 different tornadoes along its path, including some of the southern Chicago suburbs. Four of the torndoes were rated EF-2 in strength. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.
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