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 June Weather Trivia Statements

June 1
June 1, 1934: JUNE STARTED OFF ON A HOT NOTE AS HIGH TEMPERATURES AT CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD SURPASSED THE 100 DEGREE MARK. CHICAGO RECORDED 102 DEGREES WHILE ROCKFORD RECORDED A HIGH OF 106 DEGREES. BESIDES BOTH STATIONS SETTING A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE...THE 106 DEGREES AT ROCKFORD WAS THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED DURING THE MONTH.

June 2
June 2, 2003: COOL AIR MOVED INTO NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOR THE START OF THE MONTH. ON THIS DATE...THE LOW FELL TO 38 DEGREES AT CHICAGO AND 41 AT ROCKFORD. THIS LED TO A NEW RECORD LOW AT CHICAGO WHILE ROCKFORD TIED WITH 1956 FOR THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE ESTABLISHED FOR THIS DATE.


June 3

June 3, 1860:  SEVERAL TORNADOES LAID A DEADLY PATH ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS. ALL TOTALED...100 INDIVIDUALS WERE KILLED AND OVER 220 INJURED. THE DEATH TOLL INCLUDED 23 PEOPLE ON A RAFT WHICH WAS DESTROYED AS A TORNADO MOVED ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. THE TORNADOES DESTROYED NUMEROUS BUSINESSES AND FARMS AND EVEN THREW SEVERAL HOMES INTO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER WHERE 10 OCCUPANTS DROWNED. CITIES SUCH AS ALBANY...AMBOY...ELGIN...LAKE ZURICH... GLENCOE...AND LONG GROVE REPORTED DAMAGE.

June 4
June 4, 2002:  VERY HEAVY RAIN BEGAN FALLING EARLY IN THE MORNING AND BY DAWN...SIGNIFICANT FLOODING WAS WIDESPREAD ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS. SEVERAL ROADS WERE CLOSED AS FLOOD WATERS FLOWED ACROSS THEM FOR HOURS. CARS BECAME STRANDED IN FLOOD WATERS AND THREE FAMILIES HAD TO BE RESCUED FROM FLOOD WATERS IN OGLE COUNTY. ALTHOUGH THE WORST OF THE FLOODING OCCURRED IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...MINOR FLOODING WAS REPORTED ACROSS ALL OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON. MOST FLOODING WAS DUE TO STREAMS...CREEKS AND DRAINAGE DITCHES OVERFLOWING THEIR BANKS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE AROUND 4 TO 6 INCHES IN LEE AND OGLE COUNTIES. ROCKFORD ENDED UP WITH A TOTAL OF 3.80 INCHES WHILE CHICAGO RECORDED 2.28 INCHES LEADING BOTH STATIONS TO SET NEW GREATEST DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS.

June 5
June 5, 1945:  UNUSUALLY COLD AIR MOVED INTO NORTHERN ILLINOIS OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS. CHICAGO RECORDED RECORD LOWS OF 35 DEGREES ON THE 4TH AND 37 DEGREES ON THE 5TH. WHILE AT ROCKFORD...THIS WAS THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE DAY OF RECORD-SETTING LOWS OF 35 DEGREES. THE 35 DEGREE READINGS ARE THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES ON RECORD IN JUNE FOR BOTH STATIONS.

June 6
June 6, 1933:  IT WAS ANOTHER HOT DAY THROUGHOUT CHICAGO...WITH THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHING 92 DEGREES. ROCKFORD HAD A RECORD-SETTING HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 98 DEGREES. IN CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD...THIS JUNE TURNED OUT TO BE THE WARMEST JUNE IN RECORDED HISTORY...WITH DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES ABOVE AVERAGE AROUND 90 PERCENT OF THE MONTH.

June 7
...CHICAGO... June 7, 1993:  HEAVY RAIN CAUSED FLOODING IN LOCAL AREAS OF CHICAGO AS THUNDERSTORMS DELUGED THE REGION WITH TWO TO FIVE INCHES OF RAIN IN A THREE HOUR PERIOD. AS MUCH AS 6.00 TO 6.50 INCHES FELL IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD FROM BURR RIDGE TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO. THESE SORT OF RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN A 2-HOUR PERIOD SHOULD HAVE A RECURRENCE INTERVAL OF 30 TO 60 YEARS. THIS WAS ONE OF THE WORST FLOODS EVER FOR SOUTH CHICAGO AND THE SOUTH SUBURBS. MANY STREETS AND VIADUCTS WERE IMPASSIBLE. THE DEEP TUNNEL FLOOD CONTROL SYSTEM UNDER THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO...WHICH HOLDS 185 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER WAS FILLED.

...ROCKFORD... June 7, 1916:  ROCKFORD WAS DELUGED WITH HEAVY RAIN OVER A TWO DAY PERIOD. ON THIS DATE...A TOTAL OF 2.87 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. THIS SET A RECORD FOR THE GREATEST PRECIPITATION FOR THE 7TH. ANOTHER 1.03 INCHES FELL ON THE 8TH...BRINGING THE TWO DAY TOTAL TO 3.90 INCHES...WHICH RESULTED IN JUNE OF 1916 GOING DOWN IN THE TOP TEN WETTEST JUNES ON RECORD.

June 8
...CHICAGO... June 8, 1977:  HIGH WINDS AND HAIL STRUCK NORTHEAST ILLINIOS DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. WINDS OF 55 KNOTS AND LARGE HAIL CAUSED THE TOWER AT O'HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO BE ABANDONED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY. HIGH WINDS RIPPED UP THE ROOF OF A TRUCK DEALERSHIP. FLYING SHINGLES FROM THE DAMAGED ROOF SMASHED 12 TRUCKS PARKED NEARBY.

...ROCKFORD... June 8, 1913:  CHILLY AIR IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS CAUSED LOW TEMPERATURES TO FALL TO NEAR THE FREEZING MARK FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE DAYS STARTING ON THIS DATE. THE LOW FELL TO 36 DEGREES ON THE 8TH AND 9TH AND TO 37 DEGREES ON THE 10TH....LEADING TO ALL THREE DAYS SETTING NEW LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS.

June 9
June 9, 1922:  THIS WAS THE FIRST DAY IN JUNE OF 1922 WHEN MEASUREABLE RAIN FELL IN CHICAGO...WITH 0.02 INCHES RECORDED. DURING THE MONTH ONLY FOUR DAYS HAD MEASUREABLE PRECIPITATION...MAKING IT THE DRIEST JUNE IN CHICAGO'S HISTORY WITH A TOTAL OF 0.12 INCHES. ALTHOUGH NO PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON THIS DATE IN ROCKFORD...LIKE CHICAGO...ONLY FOUR DAYS RECORDED MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION. IT WAS ALSO ROCKFORD'S DRIEST JUNE ALSO WITH A TOTAL RAINFALL OF ONLY 0.34 INCHES.

June 10
June 10, 1967:  SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS RAKED ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS BRINGING HEAVY RAIN...STRONG WINDS AND HAIL. MANY HOMES REPORTED DISRUTPTED POWER AND TELEPHONE SERVICE. ONE PERSON WAS KILLED BY LIGHTNING AND ANOTHER WAS ELECTROCUTED IN HIS FLOODED BASEMENT. HEAVY RAINS BROUGHT WIDESPREAD FLOODING TO THE NORTHWEST SUBURBS WHERE THE WATER WAS FOUR FEET DEEP IN PLACES. CHICAGO ENDED UP OFFICIALLY WITH 2.94 INCHES WHILE ROCKFORD HAD 3.32 INCHES. BOTH STATIONS ENDED UP SETTING NEW GREATEST PRECIPITATION RECORDS.

June 11
...CHICAGO... June 11, 1954:  A STRONG HEAT WAVE HIT MUCH OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS. CHICAGO HAD A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 97 DEGREES...STARTING AN ELEVEN-DAY RUN WITH TEMPERATURES 90 DEGREES OR HIGHER. TWO HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE ELEVEN DAY PERIOD.

...ROCKFORD... June 11, 1972:  THIS WAS THE TAIL END OF A THREE-DAY COOL SNAP THAT SETTLED OVER NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS. ON THIS DATE...THE LOW FELL TO 38 DEGREES...SETTING A NEW LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD.

June 12
June 12, 1956: THE 12TH WAS IN THE MIDST OF A FIVE TO SIX DAY
STRETCH OF 90 DEGREE PLUS TEMPERATURES THAT OCCURRED IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS. ON THIS DATE...THE HIGH REACHED 97 DEGREES AT CHICAGO AND 95 DEGREES AT ROCKFORD...SETTING NEW HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS. TWO HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE ALSO TIED THE NEXT DAY AT BOTH STATIONS.

June 13
...CHICAGO... June 13, 1976:  A DEADLY TORNADO MOVED ACROSS PARTS OF THE SOUTHWESTERN CHICAGO SUBURBS...KILLING TWO PEOPLE AND INJURING 23 OTHERS. THE TORNADO MOVED FROM LEMONT TO DOWNERS GROVE...CAUSING 13 MILLION DOLLARS DAMAGE WHEN 89 HOMES WERE DESTROYED AND ANOTHER 90 BADLY DAMAGED. THE TORNADO'S MOVEMENT WAS RATHER ERRATIC...MOVING TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST...THEN NORTH...AND FINALLY TURNING NORTHWEST.

...ROCKFORD... June 13, 1978:  UNSEASONABLY COOL WEATHER SETTLED OVER NORTHERN ILLINOIS. ON THIS DATE...THE LOW FELL TO 42 DEGREES SETTING A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE 13TH.

June 14
...CHICAGO...June 14, 1875:  IT FELT MORE LIKE EARLY SPRING AS HIGH TEMPERATURES FROM THE 13TH THROUGH THE 15TH NEVER CLIMBED OUT OF THE 50S. THIS LED TO TWO NEW LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS TO BE ESTABLISHED ON THE 13TH AND 14TH. MUCH OF THE MONTH WAS BELOW NORMAL RESULTING IN JUNE OF 1875 RANKING AS THE 4TH COLDEST JUNE ON RECORD WITH A MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 63.0 DEGREES.

...ROCKFORD...June 14, 1974:  HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS MOVED ACROSS WINNEBAGO COUNTY. ROCKFORD REPORTED 53 MPH WIND GUSTS. OVER 1200 HOMES WERE WITHOUT POWER FROM DOWNED WIRES.

June 15
June 15, 1917:  NORTHERN ILLINOIS EXPERIENCED A BRIEF COOL SPELL WHICH RESULTED IN TEMPERATURES ALMOST 20 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.  ON THIS DATE...THE HIGH ONLY REACHED 52 DEGREES AT CHICAGO AND 57 AT ROCKFORD...SETTING NEW LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS AT BOTH STATIONS. TWO ADDITIONAL RECORDS WERE ALSO SET AT ROCKFORD ON THE 16TH.

June 16
June 16, 1973:  THUNDERSTORMS MOVED ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS. WINDS UPWARDS OF 60 MPH CAUSED TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN AND MINOR DAMAGE TO HOMES AND BUSINESS IN NUMEROUS LOCALITIES. AT HARVARD...HIGH WINDS DESTROYED TWO SMALL AIRCRAFT. RAINS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES IN IROQUOIS...LIVINGSTON...AND KANKAKEE COUNTIES WASHED OUT ROADS...FLOODED STREETS AND BASEMENTS. LIGHTNING KILLED TWO PEOPLE...ONE IN CHICAGO AND ANOTHER IN A NORTHWEST SUBURB. LARGE HAIL WAS REPORTED IN NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...WITH HAILSTONES TWO INCHES IN DIAMETER FALLING AT FREEPORT. GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED IN OTHER LOCATIONS WITH NO APPARENT DAMAGE OR INJURIES REPORTED.

June 17
...CHICAGO... June 17, 1903:  AN UNUSUALLY COOL SUMMER HAD SETTLED ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS. IN CHICAGO...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THIS DATE REACHED 71 DEGREES...AND THIS WAS TYPICAL FOR MOST OF THE MONTH. DURING THE MONTH...THE NORMAL DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS MET ON ONLY FOUR DAYS. THIS TURNED OUT TO BE THE COOLEST JUNE IN CHICAGO HISTORY WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 61.3 DEGREES...6.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

...ROCKFORD... June 17, 1957:  WARM AND HUMID AIR MOVED INTO NORTHERN ILLINOIS CAUSING LOW TEMPERATURES TO ONLY FALL INTO THE 70S FOR TWO STRAIGHT DAYS. ON THIS DATE...THE LOW ONLY FELL TO 75 DEGREES...SETTING A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE. THE DAY BEFORE...THE LOW FELL TO A RECORD SETTING 74 DEGREES.

June 18
...CHICAGO... June 18, 1892:  CHICAGO WAS IN THE MIDST OF A REAL WET PERIOD AS 1.80 INCHES WAS RECORDED ON THIS DATE. IT RAINED FOR THE NEXT 12 CONSECUTIVE DAYS AND OUT OF THE 15 CONSECUTIVE DAY DELUGE...RAINFALL TOTALLED TO 8.59 INCHES. JUNE OF 1892 FINISHED OUT WITH 10.58 INCHES OF RAIN...THE ALL-TIME WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD FOR THE CITY. THIS IS NEARLY THREE TIMES THE NORMAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH.

...ROCKFORD... June 18, 1994:  IT WAS A TYPICAL SUMMER DAY IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS...AND ROCKFORD HAD A RECORD-SETTING HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 99 DEGREES. THIS OCCURRED AT THE END OF A FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAY STRING OF HIGH TEMPERATURES CLIMBING INTO THE 90S. TWO OTHER HIGH TEMPERATURE  RECORDS WERE ALSO ESTABLISHED OVER THIS PERIOD.

June 19
June 19, 1953:  THE MAJORITY OF JUNE 1953 WAS WARMER THAN NORMAL FOR CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD. A TOTAL OF FIVE TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE EITHER SET OR TIED DURING THE MONTH INCLUDING THREE ON THIS DATE. THE HIGH CLIMBED TO 102 AT CHICAGO...SETTING A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THE DATE. THEN ROCKFORD RECORDED A HIGH OF 99 AND A LOW OF 74 DEGREES...ALSO SETTING A HIGH TEMPERATURE AND A HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THE 19TH.

June 20
June 20, 1974:  THUNDERSTORMS MOVED ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS STARTING AROUND 4:30 PM. DAMAGING WINDS OF 70 TO 95 MPH...HEAVY RAIN...AND HAIL CAUSED WIDESPREAD DAMAGE THROUGHOUT THE AREA. A TOTAL OF 36 PEOPLE WERE INJURED...THE MAJORITY IN MOBILE HOMES. THE WINDS ALSO CAUSED TWO MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE TO 20 AIRCRAFT AT THE DUPAGE COUNTY AIRPORT. 86 MPH WINDS WERE REPORTED IN DIXON WHERE NO SERIOUS INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THERE WERE ALSO NUMEROUS FUNNEL CLOUD REPORTS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE STORMS.

June 21
...CHICAGO...June 21, 1994:  THE HIGH TEMPERATURE IN CHICAGO REACHED 84 DEGREES...ENDING A ONE-WEEK HEAT WAVE WHICH HAD HOLD OF THE METROPOLITAN AREA. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE HAD BEEN 90 DEGREES OR BETTER FOR THE PAST SEVEN OUT OF NINE DAYS. TWO RECORDS WERE SET DURING THIS HEAT WAVE.

...ROCKFORD...June 21, 1992: ROCKFORD EXPERIENCED COOL CONDITIONS FOR THREE DAYS STRAIGHT WHERE HIGH TEMPERATURES NEVER CLIMBED OUT OF THE 60S AND LOWS FELL INTO THE UPPER 30S TO THE MID 40S. ON THIS DATE...THE LOW FELL TO 39 DEGREES WHICH WAS THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED DURING THE MONTH. THIS ALSO SET A NEW LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THE 21ST.

June 22
June 22, 1944:  A DEADLY F4 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN WISCONSIN AND TRAVELED SOUTHEAST INTO ILLINOIS. THE DESTRUCTION FINALLY CAME TO AN END TEN MILES EAST OF FREEPORT. IN ILLINOIS...ONE MAD DIED IN A TRAILER NEAR WINSLOW...AND A WOMAN LOST HER LIFE NEAR CEDARVILLE. HUNDREDS OF LIVESTOCK WERE KILLED AS THE TORNADO DESTROYED BARNS ON 66 FARMS.

June 23
...CHICAGO... June 23, 1962:  STRONG THUNDERSTORMS MOVED THOUGH NORTHEAST ILLINOIS ON THIS DATE. A F2 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE EL VISTA SUBDIVISION OF OAK FOREST AND TRAVELED ONE-HALF MILE. ABOUT 14 HOMES WERE UNROOFED OR BADLY DAMAGED...WITH ANOTHER 40 RECEIVING LESSER DAMAGE. TWO INDIVIDUALS DID RECEIVE INJURIES.

...ROCKFORD... June 23, 1985:  A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED 50 TO 65 MPH WINDS AND ONE-HALF TO ONE AND ONE-HALF INCH HAIL AT MANY LOCATIONS. AT 9:37 AM CDT...ROCKFORD RECORDED 48 MPH WINDS AND THREE-QUARTER INCH HAIL. TREES WERE ALSO BLOWN DOWN AT NUMEROUS PLACES IN WINNEBAGO AND STEPHENSON COUNTIES.

June 24
...CHICAGO...June 24, 1986:  A VERY COOL CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM HAD SETTLED OVER MUCH OF THE GREAT LAKES...BRINGING UNSEASONABLY COOL TEMPERATURES. THIS MORNING'S RECORD-SETTING LOW WAS 46 DEGREES...14 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. ANOTHER RECORD WAS SET THE NEXT MORNING WITH 41 DEGREES.

...ROCKFORD...June 24, 1923:  THIS WAS TOWARD THE TAIL END OF A NINE-DAY WARM SPELL WHERE HIGH TEMPERATURES CLIMBED TO AT LEAST 90 DEGREES. HOWEVER ON THIS DATE...THE HIGH CLIMBED TO 100 DEGREES...WHICH WAS THE WARMEST OF THIS NINE-DAY RUN. THREE CONSECUTIVE HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET...FROM THE 22ND THROUGH THE 24TH.

June 25
June 25, 1988:  MUCH OF ILLINOIS WAS EXPERIENCING A HEAT WAVE WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES TOPPING THE 100 DEGREE MARK. CHICAGO HAD A RECORD-SETTING 103 DEGREES WHILE ROCKFORD'S RECORD WAS SET WITH 101 DEGREES. IN A FIVE DAY PERIOD EIGHT RECORDS WERE SET BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES.

June 26
...CHICAGO... June 26, 1954:  ON THIS DAY...UNDER CALM WINDS AND A BRIGHT SUNNY SKY...A KILLER WAVE ROSE SUDDENLY FROM A PLACID LAKE MICHIGAN...SWEEPING EIGHT UNSUSPECTING FISHERMEN OFF A BREAKWATER TO THEIR DEATHS. THE WATER LEVEL AT MONTROSE HARBOR SURGED MORE THAN 10 FEET WITHIN A FEW MINUTES. THE SEICHE WAS CAUSED BY AN EARLIER SQUALL ON THE LAKE. 

...ROCKFORD... June 26, 1926:  UNSEASONABLY COOL AIR MOVED INTO NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS. ON THIS DATE...THE LOW FELL TO 45 DEGREES SETTING ALOW TEMPERATURE RECORD. HOWEVER TEMPERATURES REBOUNDED QUICKLY WITH LOWS IN THE MID 60S A FEW DAYS LATER.

June 27
...CHICAGO...June 27, 1931:  LOW TEMPERATURES DURING THE MONTH WERE ABOVE NORMAL...ESPECIALLY TOWARD THE END OF THE MONTH. ON THIS DATE THE LOW ONLY FELL TO 79 DEGREES...SETTING A HIGHEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD. THIS WAS ONE OF FIVE DAYS DURING THE MONTH WHERE HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE ESTABLISHED.

...ROCKFORD...June 27, 1943:  THIS WAS THE SECOND IN A TWO-DAY STRETCH WHERE LOW TEMPERATURES ONLY FELL INTO THE 70S. THE LOW FELL TO 75 DEGREES ON THIS DATE...SETTING A HIGHEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD. ON THE PREVIOUS DAY THE LOW FELL TO 74 DEGREES...WHICH ALSO SET A HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD.

June 28
June 28, 1971:  HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WERE PREVAILENT ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS ESPECIALLY TOWARD THE END OF THE MONTH. ON THIS DATE...CHICAGO RECORDED A SECOND DAY OF RECORD-SETTING TEMPERATURES OF 101 DEGREES. AT ROCKFORD...TEMPERATURES OF 97 AND 98 DEGREES WERE RECORDED ON THE 27TH AND 28TH RESPECTIVELLY. THE MONTHLY AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT CHICAGO WAS A WARM 75.8 DEGREES...THE SECOND WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD. ROCKFORD ENDED UP WITH A MONTHLY AVERAGE OF 74.1 DEGREES...THE 5TH WARMEST JUNE IN RECORDED HISTORY.

June 29
...CHICAGO... June 29, 1989:  COOL AIR SETTLED OVER NORTHERN ILLINOIS...CAUSING THE LOW TO FALL TO 48 DEGREES. THIS SET A NEW RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THIS DATE. 

...ROCKFORD... June 29, 1931:  SUMMER WAS SURE IN FULL SWING AS HIGH TEMPERATURES CLIMBED INTO THE 100'S FOUR OUT OF THE LAST FIVE DAYS OF THE MONTH. THIS LED TO THREE HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS TO BE ESTABLISHED...INCLUDING THIS DATE...AS THE HIGH REACHED 103 DEGREES. THIS WAS ALSO THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED DURING JUNE OF 1931.

June 30
June 30, 1977:  SEVERAL TORNADOES STRUCK PORTIONS OF LASALLE...DEKALB...WILL...AND COOK COUNTIES. A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 4 MILES WEST OF EARLVILLE IN LASALLE COUNTY...CAUSING DAMAGE TO MANY FARM BUILDINGS AND TO A MEAT PROCESSING PLANT. A COUPLE OF TRAILERS WERE BADLY DAMAGED JUST SOUTH OF SANDWICH IN DEKALB COUNTY AND THESE STORMS CAUSED SLIGHT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN PORTIONS OF WILL COUNTY. A CEMENT BLOCK-TYPE THEATER BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUTION WAS KNOCKED OVER AND A ROOF WAS RIPPED OFF AN APARTMENT BUILDING IN MATTESON IN COOK COUNTY.  TWO PEOPLE WERE INJURED AS THEY WERE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING IN WILL COUNTY AND A WORKER WAS KILLED WHEN A HOME UNDER CONSTRUCTION COLLAPSED ON HIM NEAR MATTESON.


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