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Two landspout tornadoes confirmed in western Illinois

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National Weather Service radar from 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 13.

The line of showers and thunderstorms developed late Friday afternoon, east of the Mississippi River, after several days of very warm weather.

The National Weather Service confirmed two landspout tornadoes during Friday’s severe weather in western Illinois — one near Good Hope and the other south of Monmouth.

The line of showers and thunderstorms developed late Friday afternoon, east of the Mississippi River, after several days of very warm weather.

The storms brought heavy rains, hail up to an inch, and wind gusts as high as 60 miles per hour.

There were also reports of flooding in McDonough and Warren counties.

Landspout tornadoes are typically weaker and shorter-lived than supercell tornados.

This type of tornado has a “narrow, rope-like condensation funnel that forms while the thunderstorm cloud is still growing and there is no rotating updraft,” according to the NWS.

The storms weakened through the evening and dissipated before midnight.

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