Tornadoes touched down in Freeport, Beloit on Wednesday – NBC Chicago

The National Weather Service says two tornadoes touched down during an outbreak of severe weather in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, with one of those tornadoes packing winds of at least 100 miles per hour.

According to expert damage assessments, an EF-1 tornado touched down near Albertus Airport in Stephenson County during Wednesday’s severe weather outbreak.

The tornado is believed to have been an EF-1 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with peak wind speeds of 100 miles per hour.

No injuries were reported and no additional details were provided on how long the tornado was on the ground.

A second tornado was reported just six miles northwest of Beloit, Wisconsin, officials said. This tornado, rated EF-0, stayed on the ground for about 10 minutes, reaching a maximum wind speed of 75 miles per hour.

No injuries were reported as a result of the tornado, which according to debris signatures reached a maximum width of about 50 meters.

NBC Chicago

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