Illinois Weather Trivia for September 30th

9/30/1977
A thunderstorm brought Springfield some of its heaviest short-term rainfall totals on record. 1.05 inches of rain fell in only 5 minutes. The 10-minute total was 1.42 inches, which grew to 1.5 inches by the end of the 15-minute period. Later in the day, severe thunderstorms produced $20 million damage in far east central Illinois, around Danville; 30,000 acres of crops were destroyed by hail.

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