Illinois Weather Trivia for September 28th

9/28/1939
Springfield finally reported measurable precipitation, ending a 37 day streak of precipitation totals no greater than a trace. The month finished with a total of 0.14 inches, which stood as the driest September on record until 1979.
9/28/1942
Unseasonably cold weather brought September record low temperatures to Peoria, at 24 degrees, and Champaign, at 29 degrees. Records for the date were set at Springfield, Lincoln, and Decatur.
9/28/1972
A strong tornado moved across Lake County, from North Chicago to Lake Michigan, around sunrise. $1 million damage was reported, much of it to the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, where many barracks were destroyed

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