Illinois Weather Trivia for August 16th
- Severe thunderstorms rumbled across the northern half of the state, producing damaging winds, large hail, and 1 to 5 inches of rain. Winds gusted to 75 mph in Quincy and from 60 to 80 mph in an area from Moline to Galesburg. A wind gust of 80 mph at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield toppled two tents, injuring 58 people. Total damage was around $12 million, primarily due to rains which accentuated flooding in the Chicago area.
- Severe thunderstorms produced extensive damage in Windsor, where hundreds of trees were uprooted, and about 200 homes sustained roof damage. Damage estimates were around $3 million.
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