An outbreak of severe thunderstorms formed on June 19th, and moved through central Illinois overnight into the morning hours of the 20th. These storms had enough in their tank to spawn a tornado which touched down just southeast of Champaign in Pesotum. The storm then moved into Villa Grove. $1 million damage was inflicted on a grain elevator near Royal. A tornado was also reported just west of Springfield, causing some tree damage. Winds gusted over 70 mph in parts of Mason, Menard, Sangamon, and Macon Counties. The storms also produced widespread flash flooding across the region.
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