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Today in weather history

In 1950...

2 strong tornadoes struck extreme West-Central Illinois just east of St. Louis. An F3 twister had a path 22 miles long, averaged around 200 yards wide, killed 2, injured 25 and caused around $550,000 damage. One hour earlier, an F2 twister cut a narrow path 50 yards wide but was 18 miles long. However, it, too, proved deadly, killing one and injuring 3 near the end its path.

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