Illinois Weather Trivia for November 15th

11/15/1988
A pair of strong tornadoes affected the eastern St. Louis metropolitan area. The stronger one touched down 3 miles north of Fairview Heights and moved to Troy. 3 electric power line towers were knocked down, and a number of houses and other buildings were damaged. Damage in Madison County alone was $1 million.
11/15/2005
A tornado touched down 7 miles southwest of Newton, in Jasper County. The tornado downed numerous trees and power lines. The majority of the structure damage impacted outbuildings, barns, and grain bins. 11 outbuildings were severely damaged or destroyed. Three homes sustained minor damage. One attached garage was destroyed, with the debris carried 150 yards downwind. The tornado lifted about 3.5 miles northeast of Newton.

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