Weather Almanac: Aug 16
Today's Weather Fact...
On this date in 1987, damaging thunderstorms continued to blanket the Midwest. Wind gusts up to 80 mph at Springfield, Illinois, blew over two large beer tents at a state fair, injuring 58 people. By the time the month was over, August of 1987 was the wettest month ever on record for the city of Chicago.