Illinois Weather Trivia for March 15th

3/15/1938
A violent tornado touched down in the St. Louis metro area 5 miles southwest of Belleville, and moved north to O'Fallon. 60 homes were destroyed in Belleville, where 8 people were killed and 52 injured. Two more people were killed in O'Fallon. Glass from a gas station was carried 25 miles. The tornado's roar could reportedly be heard for 10 minutes before the storm struck.

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