National Weather Service Confirms 3 Weak (EF-0) Tornadoes in Central Illinois

National Weather Service Confirms 3 Weak (EF-0) Tornadoes in Central Illinois

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Meteorologist Kevin Chierek says the National Weather Service has confirmed three weak tornadoes in central Illinois from Wednesday evening’s storms. All three tornadoes were classified as being EF-0, with wind speeds of 65-85 mph.

The first developed near Raymond (Montgomery County), according to the National Weather Service in St. Louis.

The National Weather Service in Lincoln says two additional weak tornadoes (EF-0) developed near the same frontal boundary, 3 miles south-southwest of Altamont (Effingham County) just before 7:00 PM CDT and 2 miles north of Olney (Richland County) shortly after 7:45 PM CDT. One touched down at approximately 6:58 PM CDT in a field near Bethlehem Lutheran Church, located about 3.2 miles south-southwest of Altamont. The tornado made a path 0.1 miles long with a max width of 10 yards and dissipated in less than a minute. Its estimated peak winds were 70 mph.

Fortunately, no damage or injuries were reported with any of these tornadoes.  

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