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. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.
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