Record Rainfall In Peoria

A record calendar day amount of rain fell in Peoria Monday.

Offically, 1.54 inches of rain was recorded in Peoria breaking the previous August 4th record of 1.42 inches in 1965. 2.66 inches of rain was reported 7 miles northwest of Peoria. Other area rainfall totals reported to the National Weather Service include 2.15 inches 2 miles southwest of Peoria, 2.85 inches in Tremont, 3.37 inches in Morton and 3.64 inches in Pekin.

Isolated thunderstorms developed west of the Illinois River in Knox and Stark counties all night. The storms produced penny to quarter size hail and heavy rainfall as they pushed slowly east-south eastward. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for North Central Peoria County, as the National Weather Service indicated storms producing quarter size hail near Princeville and Monica. Strong winds in Tazewell County brought down tree limbs and power lines down in Marquette Heights, but no serious damage was reported. 

Chances for more thunderstorms continue each day this week through Wednesday.  

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