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Fast Facts:

  • A brief tornado occurred from a quickly intensifying storm over Waukegan, IL early on Tuesday evening, September 3.
  • The tornado was rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale with maximum winds of 90 mph.
  • Damage included a flipped car with one injury, minor damage to commercial buildings, and several trees downed.
  • The threat for possible severe weather on Tuesday had been noted in NWS products and graphics since Sunday. Coverage of storms on Tuesday evening was very limited, in fact between 5 and 9 p.m. that was the only storm in all of northern Illinois.
Waukegan Tornado
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