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A strong cold front moved rapidly east. A broken line of strong to severe thunderstorms formed along the front during the warmth of the afternoon hours over southeast Missouri. This line of storms progressed rapidly east across the lower Ohio Valley, accompanied by scattered reports of large hail and wind damage. National Weather Service storm damage surveys revealed 11 tornadoes occurred in our forecast area across portions of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, and western Kentucky. The two strongest tornadoes were rated EF-2's. These occurred from far eastern Williamson County into Saline County Illinois and in Livingston County Kentucky.
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