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Monday’s Derecho Packed a Park Forest Tornado

The path of the Park Forest derecho tornado, August 10, 2020. (NWS Chicago)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The National Weather Service in Chicago announced Wednesday that the derecho thunderstorm that struck Park Forest Monday afternoon brought with it an EF-0 tornado.

The twister, which touched down at 3:37 PM just south of Steger Road east of Central Park Avenue, spun with winds up to 85 MPH, traveling two miles east-by-northeast, crossing Sauk Trail just west of Orchard Drive, continuing over Cherry Street, through the Pangea Park Townhomes, winding through Cedarwood Cooperative, and finally . . .

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