Illinois Weather Trivia for August 17th
- A strong tornado moved across Warren and Mercer Counties, destroying 3 barns and 2 homes. Losses from the accompanying hailstorm were in the millions of dollars.
- High temperatures of 100 to 105 degrees across central Illinois set records for the date in many cities. In addition, Champaign's high of 102 degrees was the warmest August temperature on record.
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