Illinois Weather Trivia for August 23rd
- A long dry spell began in central Illinois. This was the first of 37 consecutive days where no measurable rain fell in Springfield, a record dry spell for the city.
- Scattered strong thunderstorms developed during the evening hours of the 22nd in west central Illinois, continuing into the early morning hours of the 23rd. Excessive rain fell during this period, and produced widespread urban and street flooding. Cooperative observer rainfall observations ranged from 6.30 to 8.00 inches in Hancock County from this event. In Schuyler County, a total of 8.67 inches of rain fell in Brooklyn. On the LaMoine River, levels rose up to 16 feet in only 4 to 6 hours.
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