Illinois Weather Trivia for May 29th

5/29/1982
Two major tornadoes occurred in southern Illinois. The most severe of the two touched down northeast of Carbondale, then moved through Marion. The tornado, ranked at F4 intensity, had multiple vortices within the main funnel. Extensive damage occurred at the Marion airport. A total of 10 people were killed, with 181 injured. 648 homes and 200 cars were damaged or destroyed, with total damages around $100 million.

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