Illinois Weather Trivia for August 18th
- Hail up to baseball-size fell in Schuyler County, especially to the north and west of Rushville. Hundreds of cars were damaged by the hail. Numerous houses sustained roof damage, and thousands of acres of corn and soybeans were damaged. Crop damage was estimated around $4 million, and property damage over $750,000.
- Severe thunderstorms in central Illinois produced hail up to 3.75 inches in diameter northwest of Lincoln in San Jose, as well as a brief tornado touchdown 5 miles north of Mason City. Scattered wind damage from these storms occurred as far east as the Indiana border. Six people were injured in Atwood by flying debris.
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