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Beason Tornado

A nocturnal (nighttime) complex of thunderstorms rolled into central Illinois during the early morning hours of August 1 causing pockets of damage. A brief tornado touched down in Beason, IL between 5:10 and 5:15 AM CST. It did damage to a large grain bin, downed large trees, and damaged crops. No direct injuries or fatalities have been reported.