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Washington Tornado Had Nearly 200 Mile Per Hour Winds

Posted by wlpo on November 18, 2013

LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) – The tornado that hit Washington had winds between 170 and 190 miles per hour.

National Weather Service meteorologists say the storm had a preliminary rating of an EF-4 which is considered very strong.

A tornado that touched down in southern Illinois near New Minden, about 45 miles southeast of St. Louis, also had a preliminary rating of an EF-4. A tornado near Coal City had wind gusts between 111 and 135 miles per hour, making it an EF-2.

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