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Small tornado snaps trees, damages roofs in Naperville

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado has touched down in suburban Chicago. The tornado was part of thunderstorms that rolled through the Chicago area overnight.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado has touched down in suburban Chicago.

Snapped trees and minor damage to roofs in Naperville was reported Saturday, meteorologist Todd Kluber said.[1]

The tornado was part of thunderstorms that rolled through the Chicago area overnight. Wind gusts reached 58 mph at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, Kluber added.

Flood watches were issued for a number of northern and western suburbs. A flash flood warning was issued for some communities along the Illinois state line with northwestern Indiana.


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Notes & References


  1. Wire, Sun-Times. “Small Tornado Confirmed in Naperville after Severe Overnight Storms Rake Chicago Area.” Times. Chicago Sun-Times, July 23, 2022. https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/7/23/23275336/tornado-naperville-chicago-severe-weather-storms-forecast. ↩︎

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