Illinois Weather Trivia for June 2nd

6/2/1990
A two-day outbreak of tornadoes in the central U.S. produced 64 twisters, including 12 in Illinois. One tornado touched down in Shelby County near Westervelt and took an 8 mile path near Lake Shelbyville to northeast of Findlay, destroying 16 homes and damaging 60 others. Two violent tornados, rated as a "4" on a scale of 0 to 5, moved across mainly rural areas of southeast Illinois; a third traveled 94 miles across southeast Illinois and southwest Indiana, causing extensive damage. In Edgar County, one tornado damaged 6 buildings near Grandview, and another tornado began an 11 mile track near Horace, damaging several farms.

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