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A line of severe thunderstorms moved across northern Illinois late in the evening of May 17th and overnight into the early morning of May 18th. There were numerous reports of damaging winds occurring with these thunderstorms along with a few reports of hail up to the size of golf balls. An EF-1 Tornado also occurred touching down approximately two miles south of Poplar Grove and dissipating approximately 3 miles northwest of Harvard.


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