Illinois Weather Trivia for September 5th

9/5/1899
Peoria reported a high temperature of 104 degrees, establishing its September record high temperature. This was the first of 3 straight days of highs 100 or above. A temperature of 102 degrees at Champaign also established a September record.
9/5/1954
An late-season 3-day heat wave began in central Illinois, with high temperatures of 100 degrees or higher widespread. The warmest readings on this date included 105 degrees at Paris and 104 at Decatur.

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