Illinois Weather Trivia for February 20th

2/20/2014
A powerful late winter storm brought severe weather to parts of the Midwest. Over central and southern Illinois, 11 tornadoes were reported, mainly between the I-72 and I-70 corridors, although one occurred as far south as Murphysboro. The strongest one touched down near Nokomis, and moved northeast past Pana to north of Tower Hill. It was on the ground for 22 miles, and was rated at EF-2 intensity with a peak wind of 115 mph. Even behind the storms, wind gusts of 45 to 65 mph persisted well into the evening, and the gust of 64 mph at Springfield set its February record.

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