Photos: Severe Storms Tear Through Illinois in February

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Sky 5 footage showed extensive damage in Ottawa Wednesday morning.
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Mezcalent
Trees were uprooted and blown over after a tornado passed over the city of Ottawa Tuesday night, the National Weather Service reported. Sky 5 was over the scene Wednesday morning and captured stunning images of the destruction.
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CSNPhilly.com
An industrial building's roof was torn off after a tornado passed over Ottawa Tuesday night, footage from Sky 5 shows the following morning.
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A funnel cloud lowers from the sky in Goshen County, Wyoming, USA, June 5, 2009. Shot during Project Vortex 2. Project Vortex 2 is a two year National Science Foundation and NOAA funded science mission to study tornadoes and supercell thunderstorms.
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Paul Sieczka
A Tornado Watch was issued for the entire Chicago area Tuesday and numerous warnings were issued as much of Illinois experienced severe storms. This photo was taken at 5:30 p.m. in Washburn, Illinois.
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David Ksiazkiewicz
On interstate 80 west of Ottawa, Illinois
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Brian Pfeiffer
Hail in Alsip
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David Jones
Tornado spotted in Ottawa
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Damage seen near the LaSalle County Nursing Home in Ottawa
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Damage seen near the LaSalle County Nursing Home in Ottawa
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Keith Patty
Golf ball sized hail in Galva, Illinois
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EquinoxWeather
Damage seen near the LaSalle County Nursing Home in Ottawa
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@EquinoxWeather
Damage seen near the LaSalle County Nursing Home in Ottawa
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Joshua Bartleman
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The Times
Storm damage in Ottawa
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Julia Kime
Large hail in Sterling, Illinois
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The Times
Storm damage in Ottawa
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@DKsiazkiewicz
Funnel cloud spotted in Ottowa
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Brad Meibers
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Anna Rodriguez
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Sue Nugent
Hail size from LaSalle County
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Randy Pozzi
Hailstone in Peru, Illinois. Diameter: 25.21 mm, length: 36.48 mm
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Brian Jasick
This afternoon around 5 p.m. in Spring Valley, Illinois
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Michelle Hanson
Hail from Ottawa
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Jorge DeSantiago
Damage in Ottawa following a dangerous system of storms.
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Jorge Santiago
Damage in Ottawa following a dangerous system of storms.
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Jorge Santiago
Damage in Ottawa following a dangerous system of storms.
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Maggie Higgins
Route 71, Ottawa near Rutland School
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Randy Pozzi
Hailstone HailstoneDiameter: 25.21 mmLength: 36.48 mm02/28/175:21 PMPeru, ILTaken by Randy PozziNOAA observer
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