Illinois Weather Trivia for November 17th
- A late-season severe weather outbreak produced a total of 75 tornadoes across seven states. Of these, 25 occurred in Illinois, and 14 of those were at least EF-2 strength. One violent, EF-4 tornado was on the ground for 46 miles and caused major damage in Washington, with some debris being found as far away as Chicago. This tornado caused 3 fatalities and 125 injuries. Another EF-4 tornado near New Minden was on the ground for 10 miles, with 2 fatalities and 2 injuries. Total damage from the tornadoes was estimated at $1.05 billion, with over $800 million damage in Washington alone.
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