Sunday, November 17, 2013

Powerful Storms Rip Through Midwest; More than 2 Dozen States on Alert

A map from NOAA illuminates the severity of the storms:
And this excerpt from Yahoo! puts it into perspective:
Tornadoes tore through Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky on Sunday, the National Weather Service said, part of a dangerous line of fast-moving storms that ripped through the Midwest.

At least 10 states were in under severe weather alerts, as tornadoes touched down near Bone Gap, Miller City and Washington, Ill., Mount Carmel and Vincennes, Ind., and Paducah, Ky., the weather service said, as tornado watches were posted from Missouri to Arkansas.

"We obviously have a very dangerous situation on our hands and it's just getting started," NWS deputy director Laura Furgione said during a conference call with reporters earlier Sunday.

The Chicago Bears' home game against the Baltimore Ravens was temporarily halted due to severe weather in the Chicago area, and fans were evacuated from the stands at Soldier Field. Play resumed several hours later.

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