Illinois Weather Trivia for August 30th

8/30/1893
A low temperature of 37 degrees in Champaign set an August record low, which still stands. Weather records in Champaign began in 1889.
8/30/2001
Thunderstorms developed over northern Illinois during the evening hours. A series of thunderstorms moved across northern Cook County, dumping torrential amounts of rainfall. O'Hare Airport received 4.31 inches of rain, most of which fell between 9 pm and 11 pm. This rainfall brought the total for the month to 12.25 inches, making this the second wettest month on record for Chicago.

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