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During the evening hours of March 28, 2020, an EF-1 tornado touched down in rural Ogle County near the town of Oregon and lifted near Stillman Valley. The tornado was on the ground for roughly 7 miles with a maximum width of ~1/4 of a mile, damaging mainly trees, power lines, outbuildings, and barns. A tornado warning was issued ~20 minutes before the tornado touched down. 

The storm system that produced the tornado in Ogle County also produced tornadoes across Iowa and west-central Illinois.  Check out the following pages from neighboring NWS offices:

NWS Lincoln

NWS Davenport

NWS Des Moines



Apparent picture of the tornado seen from the Byron area

(taken by Jennifer Rocen Beltran, shared by Candice King (WTVO) on Twitter)

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