National Weather Service Forecast Office – Central Illinois

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Central Illinois: “December 18, 1957

An out of season severe weather outbreak produced 19 tornadoes in Illinois. Collectively, 13 people were killed and 259 injured, with property damage between $8-10 million. Tornadoes were reported as far north as Mason and Vermilion counties, but most of the tornadoes were across the southern third of the state. The city of Murphysboro was hardest hit, with 10 people killed and electricity lost for a few days. One of the tornadoes, in Perry County, reached F5 intensity, while F4 strength tornadoes affected the Mt. Vernon and Murphysboro areas.”

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2 Responses

  1. This is all the blog I could muster.

  2. “Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? The big bad wolf. The big bad wolf? ” Very cool that you were able to post a national weather service forecast for 1957. Where did you find it? Don’t worry we all know you certainly aren’t a wimp.

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