In what had been described as an “unusually quiet severe weather season” by Risk Management Solutions Inc., there were 103 reported tornado sightings in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee on Sunday, November 17.
The two confirmed tornados that hit Washington City, Ill., with a population of 15,000, and Minden, Ill., with a population of 200, were confirmed as EF-4s, meaning that wind speeds were between 166 and 200 mph, RMS said. According to NOAA’s National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center, the tornados resulted in at least six reported deaths.
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