Illinois Weather Trivia for August 9th
- Springfield tied its August record high temperature of 108 degrees, set the previous day. August record highs of 106 degrees were also recorded at Decatur and Lincoln.
- Widespread flooding and flash flooding occurred across much of Clay County, where rainfall amounts in excess of 7 inches were reported. The worst flooding was reported in Louisville and Flora, where numerous roads, businesses and homes were flooded. Many roads had to be closed due to high water, and several cars on these roads stalled.
- During a severe thunderstorm outbreak, downburst winds of 70-80 mph occurred from Danvers east to Bloomington. The Apollo Acres subdivision saw 159 homes damaged, estimated around $1 million, while $2.5 million damage occurred to businesses along the path.
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