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Statement as of 6:00 AM CDT on August 28, 2016

... On this date in weather history...

In 1990, the deadliest tornado to strike the Chicago
Metro area since April 21st, 1967 did so when the violent
Plainfield tornado tore a 16 mile, one third mile wide
path along the southwest suburbs of Chicago. The tornado
started in Oswego, located 12 miles south of Aurora, then
tore through Plainfield, to west Joliet. In all, the
tornado, rated an F5, destroyed 7 subdivisions, three
schools, among them Plainfield High School, shopping
malls, several apartment complexes and overturned
gravestones. People were thrown hundreds of yards to
their deaths. A 20-ton tractor trailer was thrown just
over half a mile, killing the driver while other cars
were thrown considerable distances.


In 1988, severe thunderstorms tore through New York
state and Vermont. A tornado struck Hector New York,
killing one person, while in Vermont, tennis Ball sized
hail pummeled the town of Brandon and 80 mph gusts
whipped through Lyndonville. In 1959, an Air Force pilot
bailed out of his jet at an altitude of 46,000 feet into
a violent thunderstorm, and lived to tell about it! What
would normally have been about a 13 minute descent took
around 45 minutes.

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