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National Weather Service: 24 tornadoes during stormy Sunday

(MCT) — A total of 24 tornadoes cut across Illinois during a violent 4-hour stretch of unseasonably warm weather last weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

The tornadoes destroyed parts of many Central and Southern Illinois towns on Nov. 17 between about 10:50 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., including Coal City and Diamond in Grundy County.

The two strongest — both EF-4 tornadoes — combined for 3 of the 6 fatalities and 127 of the 147 injuries.

Ten of the two dozen tornadoes traveled at least 10 miles, according to a data sheet from the National Weather Service.

The tornado that wrecked part of the town of Washington traveled a longer distance than all the others through Tazewell, Woodford, LaSalle and Livingston counties. That tornado, which left one person dead, traveled 46 miles.

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