Illinois Weather Trivia for July 7th
- A tornado touched down just west of Lawrenceville, in southeastern Illinois, and moved east. As the tornado moved into town, it widened, damaging nearly every building in town. One person was killed.
- Extensive drought over central and southeast Illinois led to an unusually high number of 100 degree days during the summer of 2012. Olney and Palestine each had 15 100-degree days, with 14 days at Charleston, 12 days at Normal, and 11 days at Springfield. On this particular date, high temperatures reached 109 degrees at Hidalgo and 108 degrees at Effingham.
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