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A few thunderstorms developed during the evening hours on June 26 in Champaign county. One storm developed rotation, and a tornado touched down just before 8:30pm southeast of Rantoul. The tornado impacted mainly rural areas of Champaign county before dissipating to the west-northwest of Gifford, producing damage to outbuilding roofs, trees, and crops.

Click here for a link to the NWS Public Information Statement regarding the tornado damage survey.

Photo by Jeff Frame
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